ISLAMABAD: The membership of 150 lawmakers across the country, including some cabinet members and senior politicians, has been suspended by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for failing to file their asset declarations.
The ECP on Monday released the list of MPs, Senators and Deputies from the four provincial assemblies who failed to file their statements of assets and liabilities, as well as those of their spouses and dependents, for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021 These returns must be filed annually by December 31.
In the Senate, which has 100 members, the composition of three legislators was suspended, including Dr Musadik Malik, Dr Sikandar Mandhro and Prince Ahmed Umer Ahmedzai.
Among the MPs who have been suspended as members of the lower house are cabinet members Farrukh Habib, Noorul Haq Qadri, Hammad Azhar, Shafqat Mahmood and Dr. Fehmida Mirza.
Prominent MPs who failed to fulfill their constitutional obligation are former Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain, Ghulam Bibi Bharwana, Rana Mohammad Qasim Noon and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.
Five cabinet members among those whose NA membership has been suspended
The other MPs are Saleh Mohammad, Fakhar Zaman Khan, Sadaqat Ali Khan, Chaudhry Farrukh Altaf, Faizullah, Raja Riaz Ahmad, Ibrahim Khan, Alam Dad Laleka, Makhdoom 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.
The 69 members of the Punjab Assembly who have been suspended as lawmakers are Raja Sagheer Ahmed, Javed Kausar, Chaudhry Adnan, Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi, Umer Tanveer, Malik Taimoor Masood, Shujahat Nawaz, Arshad Chaudhry, Mr. 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, M. Ajmal, Adil Pervaiz, Jafar Ali, Waris Aziz, Hamid Rashid, Sonia Ali Raza, Faisal Hayat, Mian Asif, M. Atif, M. Kashif, Khurram Ijaz, Mian Jaleel Ahmed, Mahmoodul Haq, Sajjad Haider Nadeem, Malik Ghulam Habib Awan, Sarfraz Hussain, Malik M. Ahmad, Sheikh Allauddin, Malik Mukhtar Ahmad, Javed Allouddin Sajid, Chaudhry Iftikhar Hussain Chhachhar, Naveed Ali, M. Naeem, M. Salman, Naghma Mushtaq, Zawar Hussain Warraich, Peerzada Jahangir Bhutta, Ali Raza Khakwani, Zahid Akram, Samiullah Chaudhry, Sahibzada M. Gazain Abbasi, Aamir Nawaz Khan, Asif Majeed, Malik Ghulam Qasim Han jra, 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, Kaneeza Fatima, Sadiqa Sahibdad Khan, Shaheena Karim , Sabrina Javaid, Baasima Chaudhry and Haroon Imran Gill.
The 14 Sindh MPAs who were suspended for not filing their asset declarations are Ali Gohar Khan Mahar, Ali Nawaz Khan Mahar, Syed Murad Ali Shah, Qazi Shams Din, Hari Ram, Makhdoom Mehboob Zaman, Mir Allah Bux Talpur, Hasnain Mirza, Raja Azhar Khan, Firdous Shamim Naqvi, Mr Younus Soomro, Liaquat Ali Askani, Dr Seema Zia and Nand Kumar Goklani.
The suspended Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly MPAs are Azizullah Khan, Fazal Hakeem Khan Yousafzai, Sahibzada Sanaullah, Liaquat Ali Khan, Rangez Ahmad, Malik Shaukat Ali, Tufail Anjum, Zahir Shah, Mr. Idrees, Arbab Waseem Khan, Mr. Ishtiaq , Fazal Ilahi, Nisar Gul, Zafar Azam, Sher Azam, Hisham Inamullah Khan, Ahmad Kundi, Aghaz Ikramullah Gandapur, Iqbal Mian, Mr. Iqbal Khan and Naseerullah Khan.
The membership of seven Balochistan provincial legislators has also been suspended. They are Mohammad Khan, Mir Sikandar Ali, Saleem Ahmed, Yar Mohammad Rind, Ahmed Nawaz, Mohammad Arif and Mohammad Akbar.
Posted in Dawn, January 18, 2022