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ECP suspends memberships of 154 lawmakers

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Monday suspended memberships of 154 federal and provincial meeting members for failing  to submit belongings and liabilities statements.From the Senate, Musadik Masood Malik, Kamran Michael, and Shamim Afridi’s membership has been suspended.  While  48 Members of the National Assembly together with Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Ali Zaidi, Amir Liaquat Hussain, Dr Fehmida Mirza, Mohsin Dawar, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has additionally been suspended. Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan is amongst 52 lawmakers suspended in Punjab, whereas Nasir Hussain Shah Rizvi and 18 others have been debarred from the Sindh Assembly.The ECP has suspended 26 members of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, together with Kamran Khan Bangash and 6 from the Balochistan Assembly, together with Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind.Under the sub-section (1) of Section 137 of the Elections Act 2017, with rule 137 of the Elections Rules 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 three of Section 137, droop their membership. It could also 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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