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Pakistan’s election commission cancels membership of 150 public representatives

Pakistan Election Commission Action: In Pakistan, the membership of 150 public representatives was canceled for not giving the details of assets and liabilities. The Election Commission of Pakistan on Monday temporarily suspended the membership of about 150 federal and provincial public representatives, including Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah. The Election Commission of Pakistan had asked to give the details of the property but about 150 public representatives did not give the details, after which the Election Commission of Pakistan took this action.

Membership of 150 public representatives canceled in Pakistan

In Pakistan, three senators affected by the suspension, 36 members of the National Assembly, 14 members of the Sindh Assembly, 21 members of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and seven members of the Balochistan Assembly are also included. Last year, the commission had suspended the membership of at least 154 public representatives, but later all of them submitted the relevant details and their membership was reinstated.

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Membership will be restored on submission of property details

The move by Pakistan’s election body came after elected representatives violated the rule of compulsorily filing assets and liabilities by the end of every year. It has been said by the Election Commission that despite the stipulated time, the public representatives have not given the details of the property. The Election Commission said that the representatives whose membership has been suspended cannot participate in parliamentary proceedings and their membership will remain suspended till they submit their relevant details.

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