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ECP Suggests More Election Delays Amid Symbol Dispute

ECP Suggests More Election Delays Amid Symbol Dispute

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is considering the possibility of delaying the upcoming elections due to candidates seeking changes in their allotted symbols. The spokesperson for the electoral body mentioned that candidates are opting for symbol changes after the initial allocation, prompting the commission to review the potential postponement of elections to reprint ballot papers.

According to the spokesperson, the process of publication and printing of ballot papers had already commenced after the initial symbol allotment. However, if candidates continue to request symbol changes through different forums, this process could face delays. The ECP is currently assessing the situation and ensuring compliance with its directives regarding symbol changes.

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This development arises as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) takes legal action in response to symbol changes, expressing concerns about potential delays. Despite the election schedule for 2024 being prepared, candidates from the PTI have sought legal intervention after being assigned independent symbols following the Supreme Court’s decision to strip the party of its iconic bat symbol.