ECP raises alarm bells for the Parliamentarians

ECP raises alarm bells for the Parliamentarians

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan has raised the alarm bells for the members of the parliament.

The top election supervisory body has decided to start conducting an audit of annual statements of assets and liabilities lawmakers have filed with it from the next month.

The Election Commission of Pakistan’s move is sure to create ripples in political circles.

Earlier, the commission had announced conducting audit of statements of 25% lawmakers randomly from this year.

This was decided in a meeting held on Friday that also approved what it called SOPs for the exercise.

Under the approved procedure, the process will start with the classification of statements of assets. The statements will be divided in four slabs of value, starting from Rs1 million to beyond Rs1 billion value.