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PTI lawyer files petition against allotment of ‘book’ as election symbol

Breaking News – Peshawar (NEWZ247) A Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) legal advisor from Kohat on Friday verified an appeal to with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) with the request that ‘book’ as an election symbol ought not to be assigned to any party. Copy of petition is below which is received to newz247.


“I alongside Mudassir Jan Advocate have recorded a request of with the Election Commission of Pakistan not to designate the book as the image to any political gathering. It would deny different gatherings a chance of reasonable rivalry as the person who will challenge the election on the symbol of the book will play upon the religious sentiments of the overall public,” Khurram Zeeshan of the Insaf Lawyers Wing disclosed to The News.

Khurram Zeeshan has functional for the PTI ticket to contest election for provincial assembly constituency, PK-82 Kohat.


“Book is a symbol which has numerous meanings and the most pervasive among those is that individuals relate it with the blessed Quran which is clearly not the plan of the issuing authority,” the lawyer said in the appeal to record with ECP in Islamabad on Friday. The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and the cooperation of five religion-political parties, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), have challenged surveys with the book as their race image previously.

The MMA was resuscitated after Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) went separate ways with the PTI subsequent to filling in as a feature of the coalition government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for just about five years and JUI-F chose to stop its partnership with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) as a feature of the government.

The MMA is probably going to posture danger to the standard political gatherings, especially the PTI in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The MMA ruled the area for a long time when it won the greater part of seats in the 2002 general election.

“Exploiting peoples’ religious sensitivities based on elections symbols and utilizing it further bolstering their good fortune in election crusade leaves the rival parties with next to no decision to charm the voters,” the legal counselor expressed in the request. He included the issue was extremely clear in rural areas where lack of education was high.

“Our worry is that we will again be at impediment if ‘book’ is incorporated into the apportioned symbol. This will deny us measure up to circumstance and level playing field in the upcoming general decision and may subsequently unduly/unfairly impact the result. This is an infringement of our principal rights to which we object,” Khurram Zeeshan contended in his petition. “In light of the above, it is asked for that ‘book’ as a party symbol may please make a special effort to be expelled from the rundown and not designated to any political party as it would prevent us the open door from securing reasonable rivalry,” the appeal to include.

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