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PHC to resume hearing on PTI’s intra-party elections, symbol case

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PESHAWAR: The Divisional Bench of Peshawar High Court (PHC), led by Justice Ejaz Anwar and Justice Syed Arshad Ali, is set to resume the hearing today on the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) intra-party election and election symbol case.

During the previous session, lawyers representing PTI and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) concluded their arguments. The legal teams delved into the details surrounding the intra-party elections and the allocation of the party’s election symbol, ‘bat’.

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The courtroom was abuzz with legal discourse as counsels presented their perspectives on the matter. The ECP’s stance on the validity of the intra-party elections and the allocation of the election symbol was scrutinised whereby the electoral body has declared the intra-party elections void. PTI’s legal team provided counterarguments terming ECP to be just a ‘record keeper’ of all things elections, without having the authority to assign or withdraw a party’s election symbol.

The case has garnered significant attention due to its potential implications on PTI’s internal governance structure and the upcoming elections scheduled for February 8.

Observers anticipate that the court’s decision will carry substantial weight, influencing not only the internal dynamics of PTI but also potentially shaping the broader political landscape in the region. The hearing is expected to be a crucial juncture in PTI’s political future for this election season.

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