Pakistan Election Commission: The Election Commission of Pakistan has suspended the membership of 150 federal and provincial people's representatives in the country.
In Pakistan, it is mandatory for people's representatives to file details of assets and liabilities at the end of each year
Membership of 150 people's representatives was temporarily suspended
Their membership will be suspended until the relevant details are submitted.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday suspended the membership of about 150 federal and provincial MPs, including Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah. It has also raised concerns among Prime Minister Imran Khan's government.
Earlier, the commission had suspended the membership of about 154 MPs last year. However, after these members submitted the relevant details, they were re-granted membership.
It is mandatory for elected representatives in Pakistan to file details of assets and liabilities at the end of each year. However, the Election Commission of Pakistan has taken this step after realizing that this rule is being violated.
Representatives whose membership has been suspended cannot participate in parliamentary proceedings and their membership will remain suspended until they submit relevant details, the Election Commission said.
Details of donations hidden by Imran Khan's party
Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), a political party of Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, had leaked details of funds received from foreign nationals and companies to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and withheld accounts.
The claim was made by local media, citing a report compiled by the Election Commission. The ruling party has earned Rs 31.20 crore during the four years 2009-10 and 2012-13, according to a report compiled by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) scrutiny of Dawn newspaper. Was done by giving air.
According to the newspaper, in the financial year 2012-13 alone, about 145 million was withheld. According to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had a total of 26 bank accounts. Between 2008 and 2013, the party reported to the Election Commission 1.33 billion Pakistani rupees. However, the Central Bank of Pakistan's SBP report states that the actual amount is PKR 1.64 billion, the committee's report said.