ECP allots ‘laltain’ symbol to ANP


ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announcing its reserved verdict on Saturday has assigned the ‘laltain’ electoral symbol to the Awami National Party (ANP).

Alongside this decision, a fine of Rs 20,000 has been imposed on the party.

ECP had reserved its verdict on Awami National Party (ANP) intra-party elections.

ANP had requested an extension from the Election Commission for conducting intra-party elections.

The commission had turned down the ANP’s plea for a six-month time for conduct of iintra-party elections,with the Chief Election Commissioner leaving a clear hint that ANP will not be able to contest the upcoming general election with its poll symbol.

On Saturday while allotting ANP laltain electoral symbol, the Election Commission has granted respite until May 10 for ANP’s intra-party elections.

Read more: ECP delists 13 political parties

Today (Saturday), the ECP is set to allocate electoral symbols to candidates gearing up for the upcoming general elections.

A comprehensive list of 145 symbols has been dispatched by the ECP for distribution among candidates from various political entities. This includes a separate list earmarked for independent candidates.

In a separate development, the ECP has given permission for two political parties to participate in the general elections. Simultaneously, 13 political parties were removed from the list for failing to organize intra-party elections, as confirmed on Friday.

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