Election Commission of Pakistan allotted symbols to 77 political parties

Election Commission of Pakistan allotted symbols to 77 political parties

ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday allotted electoral symbols to at least 77 parties.

Pakistan Peoples Party has been allotted symbol of “Sword”, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf was allotted ‘Bat’ symbol, ‘Lion’ to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, ‘Kite’ to Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, and ‘Book’ to Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal.

PML-Q was allotted symbol of “Tractor”, Pakistan Workers Party” Symbol of Victory”.

National Party and Balochistan National Movement had filed a request for ‘Saw’ symbol. ECP assigned it to National Party.The symbol of ‘Bull’ was designated to Pakistan Muttahida Ulema and Mashaikh Council, ‘Human Hand’ to Pakistan Awam League, ‘Pen and Ink’ to Awami Muslim League, ‘Lantern’ to Awami National Party.

Earlier, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said that all-out measures have been taken to hold fair and free general elections in the country.

The spokesman for the Election Commission Nadeem Qasim said in his statement that ECP has completed its work simultaneously on delimitations after census and preparations for conducting the elections.

He said training of election staff, which includes Returning officers and Presiding Officers, is being completed.The spokesman said that a monitoring wing would be set up by the ECP and monitoring officers would be debuted at every constituency.

To a question, he said that a new election act has been passed under which, statement of expenditures of every candidate would be scrutinized thoroughly.