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ECP to restore parliamentarians assets of on its website

19 April, 2016

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ISLAMABAD: The Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms on Monday unanimously recommended to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to restore the details of the assets of parliamentarians on its website.

Headed by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, the 15th meeting of the parliamentary committee said that in the interest of transparency the assets details of the parliamentarians be posted back on the website at the earliest.

The meeting took note of the matter regarding removal of Parliamentarians’ assets details from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) website.

The ECP secretary informed the committee that the commission had observed that posting of such details was not required by the law.

The committee was informed that European Union Electoral Follow-up Mission had submitted its final report to the chairman of the committee through the EU Ambassador on April 16. The report was introduced in the committee, which referred it to the sub-committee for review and appropriate action. The committee also took note of the difficulties being faced by public due to blocking of their computerised national identity cards (CNICs) for various reasons. They appointed a sub-committee under the chairmanship of MNA Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao to examine all complaints relating to blocked CNICs with a view to ensuring that these are regularised as early as possible.

The sub-committee would present its report to the main committee within a month. During the meeting, the 6th report of the sub-committee of the parliamentary committee after their 55th meeting was presented by Zahid Hamid.

The meeting was informed that the draft of the unified electoral law as well as the related rules have been finalized and currently are under final review. Once passed by parliament after due process, the unified election law and the rules will form the election manual.

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