Twelve members of provincial assembly have not yet filed tax returns despite the fact that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) suspended them two and a half months ago.
On October 16, the ECP had suspended as many as 121 Punjab MPAs for not filing tax returns. At least 109 of the total returned to their seats after complying with the orders.
The members whose membership was suspended include nine of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) while three of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
PTI’s Sibtain Khan, Abdul Majeed Khan Niazi, Najeebullah Nizai while PML-N’s Naeemullah Gul, Ilyas Ansari, Imtiaz Lali, Nawabzada Haider, Khurram Ijaz Chattha, Rana Mehmudul Hasan, Malik Ahmed Yar, Muhammad Zeesha and Mina Amaldar have yet to file tax returns.
The suspended MPAs can neither participate in meeting of any standing committee nor attend the assembly session.