ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)’s deadline for submission of assets details of political parties expired on Saturday. Only 25 out of 289 registered political parties have submitted details of their assets to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) till on Saturday.
According to ECP, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N), the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F), the Awami National Party (ANP), the Awami Watan Party (AWP) and the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) were among the 25 parties that submitted details of their accounts and assets.
Other 264 political parties including the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) have not submitted their asset details. On July 4, the ECP had asked all the political parties to file details of their assets by August 29.
Under Article 13 of the Political Parties Order, 2002 every political party was bound to submit to the ECP within 60 days from the close of each financial year a consolidated statement of accounts of the party, duly audited by a chartered accountant.
The commission has clarified that political parties which fail to submit their annual statement of accounts in terms of Article 13 of the said order or fail to submit the certificate with regard to intra-party election in terms of Article 12 of the said order shall not be entitled to obtain election symbols.