Sunday, April 9, 2017

PTI Ready To Contest Chakwal By-Poll With ''Bat''

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CHAKWAL: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) said on Saturday that it would contest by-election in Chakwal district of Punjab on its symbol 'bat' as the party experienced got respite from the judge against the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Earlier this month, the ECP got decided that PTI as a political party could no longer contest an election on its sign 'bat' as it failed to hold intra-party election -- a requirement needed to be fulfilled under the Political Parties by order 2002, After this, the ECP had barred the PTI prospect to fight election on bat in the by-election of PP-23 of district Chakwal. The commission had said that any ticket holder of the party could match any up-coming by-election as an independent prospect but not on the party's symbol.

Secretary General PTI Jehangir Khan Tareen in a statement said that the PTI has got permission from the Lahore High Court's Rawalpindi bench to contest political election on bat. He said that court had given stay order resistant to the decision of the ECP. The party welcomes the choice of the LHC, he said.

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