ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has asked the members of the parliament and provincial assemblies to submit by 31st December yearly statements of assets and liabilities including those of their spouse and dependent children.
The submission of yearly statements of assets and liabilities including their spouse and dependent children is a mandatory requirement under Section 137 of the Elections Act, 2017. Under this section, every member of an Assembly and Senate will submit to the commission, on or before December 31st each year, a copy of his statement of assets and liabilities including assets and liabilities of his spouse and dependent children as on the preceding thirtieth day of June on Form B.
By an order the commission will suspend the membership of a member of an Assembly and Senate on sixteenth of January, who fails to submit the statement of assets and liabilities by the fifteenth day of January and such member will cease to function till he files the statement of assets and liabilities.
Where a member submits the statement of assets and liabilities under this section which is found to be false in material particulars, he may, within one hundred and twenty days from the date submission of the statement, be proceeded against for committing the offence of corrupt practice.
The prescribed form along with instructions and guidelines prepared in this regard can be obtained free of cost from the Election Commission Secretariat, Islamabad, offices of provincial election commissioners in each province, Senate Secretariat, National Assembly Secretariat and secretariats of provincial assemblies. The form can also be downloaded from the ECP’s Website www.ecp.gov.pk. – TLTP