Islamabad: Pakistan People s Party (PPP) approached the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and expressed reservations over denial of the party s symbol “Arrow” to seven candidates from Punjab, ARY News reported.
In a letter written to Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Raja, In-Charge PPP Media Cell Taj Haider maintained that the party s seven candidates from Punjab were declared independents as they have been issued different electoral symbols instead of “Arrow”
Taj Haider told the ECP that the PPP s candidates from NA-58, NA-59, NA-122, PP-20, PP-21, PP-119 and PP-163 were denied “Arrow” symbol despite they submitted the party s ticket timely.
The PPP leader asked the Chief Election Commissioner to direct the concerned Returning Officers to allot “Arrow” symbol to all aspirants of the party.
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Earlier on January 14, the ECP allotted symbols to the candidates of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) contesting polls as independent candidates after the Supreme Court annulled the Peshawar High Court s (PHC) January 10 order.
Barrister Gohar Ali Khan, who has been deprived of his post of PTI chairman after Supreme Court judgement, was allotted “teapot” as election symbol while Shaukat Yousafzai s symbol has been “racket”.
PTI s Shahryar Afridi will contest election with “bottle” symbol, Shandana Gulzar has been given the symbol of “bowl”.
PTI senior leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi s children Mehr Bano Qureshi and Zain Hussain Qureshi have been allotted electoral symbols chimta (tongs) for NA-151 and shoe for NA-150 constituencies of Multan, respectively.
Umair Niazi will fight the election with the symbol door on Mianwali s NA-90 seat. Shoaib Shaheen has been given a shoe to contest elections in Islamabad s NA-46 constituency.
Piyala (bowl) will represent Shandana Gulzar in NA-30 constituency of Peshawar and kettle will represent Barrister Gohar Ali Khan in NA-10 constituency of Buner.