Judgment reserved by ECP in PTI intra-party polls case

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has reached a decision on the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) intra-party election case, with a four-member bench led by Sindh Member Nisar Durrani reserving its judgment.

In this case, Barrister Gohar, representing PTI, appealed for leniency, asserting that the commission possessed the authority to dismiss the matter.

Previously, the ECP had given PTI a two-week window until August 30 to present their arguments in the intra-party election case. Member Nisar Durrani from the ECP emphasized the need for swift resolution, as the Election Commission has already allocated election symbols to the majority of political parties for the upcoming general elections.

Once the arguments are concluded, a decision regarding the allocation of election symbols to PTI will be reached. The ECP had initially summoned prominent PTI members due to their failure to conduct intra-party elections on August 4.

Sources indicate that the electoral watchdog had issued a notice to the party for its non-compliance with the intra-party election regulations. The notice was addressed to the PTI chief, and the summons had been scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday.

The decision in this case will have implications for PTI’s participation in the upcoming general elections, and the party will await the ECP’s judgment on the matter.

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