Parliamentarian assets details issued by ECP

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ISLAMABAD: (APP) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Thursday published the asset details of all the parliamentarians.

The asset details can be purchased from the ECP by paying Rs 1,038, said an official of ECP .

Under the Representation of People Act 1976 section 42(A) and Senate Election Act 25 (A) it is mandatory for members of parliamentarians to declare assets held by them, their spouses and their dependents.

"Every member shall, on a form prescribed under clause (f) of sub-section (2) of section 12, submit a statement of assets and liabilities of his own, his spouse and dependents annually to the Commission by the thirtieth day of September each year" says the law.

The laws also further states that the statements of assets and liabilities submitted with ECP "shall be published in the official Gazette and copies thereof may be obtained on payment of prescribed fee."

The commission can stop members who fail to submit the asset details by October 15. "The Commissioner shall, by the fifteenth day of October each year; notify the names of the members who fail to file statements of assets and liabilities within the period specified in sub-section (1) and by an order, direct that such member shall cease to function till such statement is submitted," the Act says.

Under the same clause, ECP is bound to publish these statements in the official Gazette. "The statements of assets and liabilities submitted under sub-section (1) shall be published in the official Gazette and copies thereof may be obtained on payment of prescribed fee."

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