In its efforts to better scrutinise election candidates, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) decided on Wednesday to constitute an investigating committee with officials from National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), ECP, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
The decision was taken during an ECP meeting headed by Chief Election Commission Fakhruddin G Ibrahim.
The SBP governor, FBR chairman, NAB chairman and Nadra officials also attended the meeting.
In an earlier meeting on February 19, the commission had approved stringent scrutiny procedures aimed at screening out all prospective candidates involved in corrupt practices.
Under the new rules, candidates will have to disclose their source of income, along with providing details of their tax returns and international travels over the last three years.