ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has suspended memberships of 318 parliamentarians, including 70 members of the National Assembly and 12 senators over failure to submit their annual asset details.
The memberships of some sitting ministers have also been suspended. The National Assembly has a total number of 342 members while the Senate has 104 members.
115, 40, 21 and 60 members of the Punjab Assembly, Sindh Assembly, Balochistan Assembly and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly respectively have also been temporarily deprived of their membership.
Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem is also among the senators whose membership have been suspended. While memberships of Religious Affairs Minister Noorul Haq Qadri, Federal Minister for National Health Services Aamir Mehmood Kiani, Federal Minister for Housing and Works Tariq Bashir Cheema and Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul have also been suspended.
Names of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani are also on the same list.
It is pertinent here to mention that several suspended senators attended the Senate session on Friday and also addressed on this occasion.