ECP allots electoral symbols to political parties


Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday allotted electoral symbols to several political parties except Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).

Naheed Khan, the right-hand figure of slain PPP Chairperson Benazir Bhutto, has filed a petition in the ECP to register the party after her name.

However, the ECP held the decision over the allotment of electoral symbol to the PPP and directed Jahangir Baddar to produce the record till March 25.

According to the ECP, around 118 political parties would participate in the forthcoming election.

The ECP has allotted ‘tiger’ symbol the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and ‘cricket bat’ to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

The Muttahida Quami Movement has been allotted the symbol of the kite, PML-Q has been allotted cycle and the lantern has been allotted to the Awami National Party.

The EC has allotted Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) the scale and the Tehreek-e-Tahaffuz-e-Pakistan the missile.

Sheikh Rasheed’s Awami Muslim League has got the ink pot symbol with a pen while the JUI-F’s electoral symbol is the book.