The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Monday restored the membership of 31 parliamentarians after submission of their statements of assets and liabilities.
According to an ECP official, those whose membership was restored, included 10 members of the National Assembly, eight members of the Punjab Assembly, five members of the Sindh Assembly, four members of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and four members of the Balochistan Assembly.
The ECP had ceased the membership of the parliamentarians for not submitting yearly statements of assets and liabilities of their own, spouses and dependents, he added. He said presently there were total 1,174 parliamentarians, including 104 senators, 342 members of the National Assembly, 371 members of the Punjab Assembly, 168 members of the Sindh Assembly, 124 members of the KP Assembly and 65 members of the Balochistan Assembly.
He said still eight seats were lying vacant in the Senate, and national and provincial assemblies. He said it was a mandatory requirement under Section 42-A of the Representation of the People Act, 1976 and Section 25-A of the Senate (Election) Act, 1975 that those parliamentarians who fail to submit yearly statements of assets and liabilities, would be suspended from respective seats of Senate or national and provincial assemblies.
Assets detail: ECP restores membership of 31 parliamentarians