LAHORE The spokesperson for Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Sheikh Jalil disclosed here on Tuesday that government was resisting a move by the Commission to make the assets of Parliamentarians public by not allowing it to place the information on its official website. 'We are still awaiting permission from the government in this regard, which believes that legislation is required to make assets of Parliamentarians a public document, he said while taking part in a roundtable discussion on electoral reforms arranged by Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development (PILDAT) at a local hotel. Jalil said that ECP had no objection to putting details of declared property of legislators on its official website, but the government thought otherwise. Agreeing with the assertion that the paper containing details of assets of the MNAs, Senators and MPAs should be a public document, the official said that ECP had been told by the government that amendment in 'Political Parties Representation Act was needed to officially release the details of their belongings. He said ECP will put details of legislators assets on its official website the moment it got a green signal from the government. However, the election experts present in the meeting were of the view that no law or authority prevented the ECP or the government from doing so. Senior journalist, Mujeebur Rehman Shami opined that no amendment in the Act was required for the purpose since there was no bar under any law on the authorities concerned to release details of property owned by the elected representatives. Speaking in the context of wealth our politicians hold, former Punjab Governor, Shahid Hamid told the participants that an average income of a Parliamentarian stood at Rs 80 million. He said this calculation has been made on the basis of their declared assets as submitted in the Election Commission of Pakistan. Talking about flaws in the electoral rolls, he said that existing lists contained 25 per cent bogus votes, out of which 15 per cent voters dont live in their constituencies. He said that absence of 15 per cent voters from a constituency led to wrong calculation of voters turn out during elections.