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ECP suspends 154 lawmakers over failure to submit belongings, liabilities particulars

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  • Three senators and 48 MNAs lose memberships
  • 103 provincial meeting members suspended
  • ECP to reinstate lawmakers as soon as they submit belongings and liabilities assertion

ISLAMABAD: Election Fee of Pakistan on Monday suspended memberships of 154 federal and provincial lawmakers over failure to submit belongings and liabilities statements.

The fee has suspended memberships of three senators specifically Musadik Masood Malik, Kamran Michael, and Shamim Afridi.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Ali Zaidi, Amir Liaquat Hussain, Dr Fehmida Mirza, Mohsin Dawar, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui are additionally included among the many 48 members suspended from the Nationwide Meeting.

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, who didn’t take an oath, is amongst 52 lawmakers suspended in Punjab, whereas Nasir Hussain Shah Rizvi and 18 others have been debarred from the Sindh Meeting.

The ECP has suspended 26 members of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Meeting, together with Kamran Khan Bangash and 6 from the Balochistan Meeting, together with Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind.

Below the sub-section (1) of Part 137 of the Elections Act 2017, with rule 137 of the Elections Guidelines 2017, a member of an meeting and Senate is required to submit a duplicate of his assertion of belongings and liabilities yearly on or earlier than December 31.

If the member of assemblies or Senate fails to submit the paperwork, then the ECP can, underneath sub-section 3 of Part 137, droop their membership. It could be talked about right here that the membership will probably be reinstated as soon as the belongings and liabilities statements are submitted. 

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