The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has suspended a total of 261 members of national and provincial assemblies and the Senate.
Pakistan’s Election Commission has suspended more than 260 lawmakers in Pakistan, including the ousted PM Nawaz Sharif’s son- in-law, for not providing the details of their assets and the liabilities.
According to ECP’s notification the seven senators, 71 MNA, 84 Punjab Assembly members, 50 Sindh Assembly members, 38 Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa members and 11 Balochistan lawmakers have been suspended.
ECP’s had also asked members of the Parliament and the Provincial Assemblies to submit the statements of their assets and the liabilities and of their spouses and the dependents, failing which their membership would also be suspended.
EC took the action under 42A, Representation of People Act (RoPA), which demands Parliamentarians to provide details of all the assets and the liabilities each year.