‘PTI can’t use ‘bat’ as party symbol’ ; ECP


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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday refused to use the ‘bat’ as an electoral symbol to former cricketer Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) until the party holds intra-party elections, Aaj News reported. 

The ECP said in a letter, the matter of the allotment of symbols was place before the ECP, which held that “the symbol BAT may not be allotted to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf in future election till completion of intra-party elections and fulfilment of legal requirement by the party”.

Due to failure of PTI to hold intra-party elections, which were last due to be held in 2016, the decision was made by ECP.

The notice has been circulated to the offices of provincial election commissions in all four provinces reportedly.