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ECP suspends 150 MPs’ membership for failing to submit asset details

18 Jan, 2022
As per the Election Rules, 2017, every lawmaker has to submit such statements to the commission every year by December 31. File
As per the Election Rules, 2017, every lawmaker has to submit such statements to the commission every year by December 31. File

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has suspended the membership of as many as 150 lawmakers across the country, including 69 legislators from the Punjab Assembly, for failing to file their statements of assets and liabilities.

According to the ECP notification issued on Monday, three parliamentarians belong to Senate, 36 to the National Assembly, 69 to the Punjab Assembly, 14 to the Sindh Assembly, 21 from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and seven to the Balochistan Assembly.

The handout, which ECP also shared on Twitter, read that these lawmakers “failed” to file their statements of assets and liabilities, as well as those of their spouses and dependents, for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2021. As per Election Rules, 2017, every lawmaker has to submit statements of wealth to the commission every year by December 31.

The three lawmakers, who were suspended from the upper house of parliament, are PML-N leader Dr Musadik Malik, PPP’s Dr Sikandar Mandhro and Balochistan Awami Party’s Prince Ahmed Umer Ahmedzai.

Moreover, the list in the National Assembly category also have names that are cabinet members – including State Information Minister Farrukh Habib, Religious Minister Noorul Haq Qadri, Energy Minister Hammad Azhar, Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood and Inter Provincial Coordination Minister Dr Fehmida Mirza.

Other prominent members, who didn’t meet the ECP requirement, are former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, PTI’s Aamir Liaquat Hussain, Ghulam Bibi, PTI’s Rana Mohammad Qasim Noon and MQM’s Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.

Other MNAs are Saleh Mohammad, Fakhar Zaman Khan, Sadaqat Ali Khan, Chaudhry Farrukh Altaf, Faizullah, Raja Riaz Ahmad, Ibrahim Khan, Alam Dad Laleka, Samiul Hassan Gillani, Mubeen Ahmed, Javed Iqbal, Shabbir Ali, Sheraz Mehmood, Sardar M Khan Leghari, Abid Hussain Bhayo, Sardar M Bux Khan Mahar, Aslam Khan, Khalid Hussain Magsi, Javaria Zafar, Fauzia Behram, Zille Huma, Shaheen Naz Saifullah, Munawara Bibi Baloch, Shunila Ruth, Jai Prakash and Jamshed Thomas.

Punjab Assembly

The 69 Punjab Assembly members who have been suspended include Raja Sagheer Ahmed, Javed Kausar, Chaudhry Adnan, Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi, Umer Tanveer, Malik Taimoor Masood, Shujahat Nawaz, Arshad Chaudhry, Muhammad Rizwan, Syed Saeedul Hassan, Aadil Bakhsh Chattha, Abdul Rauf Mughal, Qaisar Iqbal, Chaudhry Iqbal, Irfan Bashir, Tariq Tarar, Liaquat Ali Khan, Sibtain Khan, Aamir Inayat Shahani, Muhammad Ajmal, Adil Pervaiz, Jafar Ali, Waris Aziz, Hamid Rashid, Sonia Ali Raza, Faisal Hayat, Mian Asif, Muhammad Atif, Mohammad Kashif, Khurram Ijaz, Mian Jaleel Ahmed, Mahmoodul Haq, Sajjad Haider Nadeem, Malik Ghulam Habib Awan, Sarfraz Hussain, Malik Muhammad Ahmad, Sheikh Allauddin, Malik Mukhtar Ahmad, Javed Allouddin Sajid, Chaudhry Iftikhar Hussain Chhachhar, Naveed Ali, M. Naeem, Muhammad Salman, Naghma Mushtaq, Zawar Hussain Warraich, Peerzada Jahangir Bhutta, Ali Raza Khakwani, Zahid Akram, Samiullah Chaudhry, Sahibzada Muhammad Gazain Abbasi, Aamir Nawaz Khan, Asif Majeed, Malik Ghulam Qasim Hanjra, Azhar Abbas, Abdul Haye Dasti, Zahra Batool, Sibtain Raza, Khurram Sohail Khan Leghari, Aown Hameed, Ashraf Khan Rind, Sardar Mohiudin Khan Khosa, Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari, Haseena Begum, Aneeza Fatima, Sadiqa Sahibdad Khan, Shaheena Karim, Sabrina Javaid, Baasima Chaudhry and Haroon Imran Gill.

Sindh Assembly

The 14 lawmakers from Sindh, who have been suspended as MPAs, are Ali Gohar Khan Mahar, Ali Nawaz Khan Mahar, Syed Murad Ali Shah, Qazi Shams Din, Hari Ram, Mehboob Zaman, Mir Allah Bux Talpur, Hasnain Mirza, Raja Azhar Khan, Firdous Shamim Naqvi, Muhammad Younus Soomro, Liaquat Ali Askani, Seema Zia and Nand Kumar Goklani.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The provincial legislators suspended from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly membership are Azizullah Khan, Fazal Hakeem Khan Yousafzai, Sahibzada Sanaullah, Liaquat Ali Khan, Rangez Ahmad, Malik Shaukat Ali, Tufail Anjum, Zahir Shah, Muhammad Idrees, Arbab Waseem Khan, Muhammad Ishtiaq, Fazal Ilahi, Nisar Gul, Zafar Azam, Sher Azam, Hisham Inamullah Khan, Ahmad Kundi, Aghaz Ikramullah Gandapur, Iqbal Mian, Muhammad Iqbal Khan and Naseerullah Khan.

Balochistan Assembly

The membership of seven provincial legislators from Balochistan has also been suspended. They are Mohammad Khan, Mir Sikandar Ali, Saleem Ahmed, Yar Mohammad Rind, Ahmed Nawaz, Mohammad Arif and Mohammad Akbar.