The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has on Monday suspended the membership of 48 National Assembly members and three senators over failing to submit the details of their assets.
According to sources, ECP said that three of the senate, 48 from National Assembly (NA), 52 of Punjab Assembly, 19 of Sindh Assembly, 26 of KP and six of Balochistan assembly membership have been suspended.
According to the ECP, the membership of 26 lawmakers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, six members of Balochistan Assembly, 52 members of Punjab Assembly and 19 legislators of Sindh Assembly have been suspended.
From total 1195 lawmakers, 1131 have submitted their declarations of assets, ECP stated.
The memberships of three senators Musaddiq Malik, Kamran Michael and Shamim Afridi have been suspended.
The ECP has written letters to the Chairman Senate, Speaker National Assembly and speakers of four provincial assemblies with regard to suspension of memberships of their legislators.
Former speaker Fehmida Mirza, Ali Zaidi, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Amir Liaquat Hussain, Fawad Chaudhry, Ali Nawaz, Rehman Kanju, Maiza Hameed and Shandana Gulzar have been on the list of the NA members who failed to submit the details of their assets and suspended from the lower house membership.
The suspended lawmakers will be restored after the declaration of their assets to the election commission.
As per the ECP, senator Mussadiq Malik, Senator Kamran Michael, Senator Shamim Afridi membership have been suspended.