Islamabad(TNS): Election symbol, voters are surprised, candidates are worried; Election Commission’s exam


Voters are surprised by the interesting election symbol, candidates are worried. has apologized for postponing the nationwide elections. As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has lost its election symbol bat and now the party’s candidates are participating in the general elections on February 8 as independents. It should also be remembered that Asghar Ali Mubarak is also participating in the election from NA-56 Rawalpindi as an independent candidate on the election symbol Shwada. Whereas Azmat Ali Mubarak’s electoral symbol from NA-57 Rawalpindi is hockey
The Election Commission has started printing the ballot papers across the country. Due to the change of the election symbol by the High Court, there is a fear of postponement of the election in the respective constituencies. A meeting of the Election Commission was held under the chairmanship of Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja on the issue of changing the election symbol by the High Courts. According to the sources, the decisions of the High Courts on the issue of changing election symbols were reviewed in the meeting. If the election symbols are changed, the Election Commission can postpone the election in the respective constituencies. The meeting was briefed that Election Commission of Pakistan has started printing of ballot papers for Election 2024 across the country. In this regard, the Election Commission has also issued a declaration according to which the work of printing ballot papers has started across the country since yesterday. On the other hand, the Election Commission of Pakistan stopped the Returning Officers from changing the election symbols on the request of the candidates. In many constituencies, various candidates have requested to be allotted wrong election symbols despite having party tickets, while in some constituencies, independent candidates have gone to the High Courts against symbols like bottle and brinjal. However, the Election Commission of Pakistan, in an order issued on Tuesday, has asked the returning officers to avoid changing the election symbol. “All the Provincial Election Commissioners, DRs, and ROs are directed to avoid changing the election symbol at this stage,” the order said. Take prior permission from the commission as the printing of ballot papers has started and it may not be possible to change the election symbol. “Pakistan People’s Party leaders had said yesterday that at least 7 candidates of the party have not been given the arrow symbol. Due to which he will be considered as an independent candidate.Election Commission has allotted election symbols to the candidates of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf in independent status. Remember that election 2024 is going on in the country, election commission has removed the list of political parties with electoral symbols from the website for the general elections, election symbols have been allotted to the candidates on January 13. Election symbols were allotted to candidates in independent status. Barrister Gohar Ali Khan was allotted ‘KETTLE’ symbol while Shaukat Yousafzai got ‘Racket’ symbol. Party leader Shahryar Afridi will have to contest election on ‘Bottle’ symbol. , Shandana Gulzar has been given election symbol ‘BOWL’ and Meher Bano Qureshi ‘Chamta’. Zain Qureshi from Multan has been given ‘Shoes’, Dr Riaz Long has been given ‘Rocket’, Alia Hamza Malik has been given ‘Dice’ from Lahore, Bhakkar. From Sanaullah Khan Mastikhel got the ‘Letterbox’ mark. Parvaizalhi’s wife Qaisara Elahi will contest the elections on the symbol of ‘Fridge’, Aamir Dogar from Multan has got the election symbol of ‘Clock’, Irfanullah Khan Niazi has got the symbol of ‘Clock’. Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate NA 107 Chair was awarded to Maher Riaz Fatiana from PP 123, Ashfa Riaz Fatiana from PP 124 and Sayeda Sonia Ali Raza Shah from PP 124 was awarded the cup symbol.
While Latif Khosa has been allotted the election symbol of alphabet ‘(K)’ while PTI candidate from NA-123 Afzal Azim Pahat has been allotted the symbol of ‘Radio’ and PTI candidate from NA-124 Sardar Azimullah has been allotted ‘Clock’. And Zameer Ahmed was allotted ‘Dolphin’ symbol while PTI candidate Jameel Asghar Bhatti from NA 125 got ‘Dhool’ symbol. PTI’s Salman Akram Raja from NA 128 was given ‘Racket’ symbol. The symbol has been allotted while PTI candidate Mian Azhar from NA-129 will contest the election on the ‘Cricket Stump’ symbol. It should be clear that last night the Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Election Commission and invalidated the decision of the Peshawar High Court. After which PTI lost the electoral symbol of ‘bat’.
Suppose you are contesting for a political party in Pakistan, whose election symbol is a spoon, then you may not be able to imagine what kind of entertainment your election campaign will provide to people. If your name is Khan and as an independent candidate you have been allotted the symbol of Pulag, chances are quite high that you will be written and called as Pulag Khan after this election. In the same way, if a candidate is found by the Election Commission to have election symbol of a drill machine, nail cutter, donkey cart or shoes, then to estimate how the global society and social media of Pakistan will treat this candidate. A man does not have to be a Hippocrates. It may come as a surprise to you that Pakistan’s election symbols promoting a narrative of peace include a gun and a hammer.Modern items like laptops, mobile phones and mobile chargers have also been included in the list of election symbols, but audio cassettes are still in the list of election symbols even though audio tapes have become obsolete in Pakistan. Many young voters in urban areas may never have seen a well, but it is also on the list of electoral landmarks. In this load-shedding country, the list of election symbols includes generator, emergency light, lantern, sun and gas cylinder. In the past, the process of registering a political party was very easy and hence many unscrupulous people used their so-called Political parties were registered, “therefore, the Election Commission had to complete the election signs from here and there.” You can exercise your right to vote in favor of your favorite party. The main thing is not that the voter can recognize his candidate, but the main thing is to give awareness and education to the voter so that he can use his vote wisely for the betterment of the country. Work to make them better and more effective and align them with the ground realities of Pakistan and in this regard, if necessary, hire experts. Election symbols have also been a means of using religious sentiments for political purposes. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the founder of Pakistan People’s Party, chose a sword as his election symbol in accordance with his name (Zulfiqar). Speakers in their meetings linked this sword to Islamic history and this technique proved to be very effective in gaining popularity among a particular sect. Similarly, it is said about Muttahida Majlis-e-Alam that they try to gain political advantage by connecting their election symbol with the holy book. By creating a metaphor, the powerful people of Punjab try to win the hearts of the people. Tehreek-e-Insaf tried to obtain the election symbol of the bat in order to take political advantage of the passion for cricket among the young generation of Pakistan, but could not succeed. It also became a cause. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has been trying to grab the scales of justice in the world from Jamaat-e-Islami. A faction of the splinter party led by former Pakistan Peoples Party leader Naheed Khan was still trying to get the sword and PTI’s breakaway leader Ayesha Gula to get the symbol of the bat. These electoral symbols, including phrases such as the roar of lions and the roar of lions, have also been used to criticize others and castigate opponents. Just as a good electoral symbol increases the chances of success, a bad electoral symbol increases the chances of candidates. It also leads to an increase in The Muslim League-Q, which was defeated in the 2008 and 2013 elections on the symbol of a bicycle, got fed up with the taunts of having punctured a bicycle and got the election symbol of a tractor this time. Sometimes the importance of election symbols is not much in front of the popular leadership and the popular party. In the past, after declaring Nawaz Sharif ineligible, the court also stopped the candidates of Muslim League-Nun from using the lion symbol, so even in these circumstances. PML-N candidate also won from Bhalwal with pickup election symbol. In the past, when he wanted to reduce the popularity of a political party, he tried to deprive that political party of its electoral symbol as well. A tactic to reduce the votes of one’s opponent has been to field an anonymous candidate against him with an election symbol similar to his election symbol, like many candidates during the Benazir era had a pencil election. A symbol was given which was similar to an arrow, so some simple-minded voters of PML-N were also mistaking the cat and cow for lions. Election symbols are sometimes used for nefarious political purposes. Powerful circles wanting to influence the future government formation have also been making independent candidates contesting elections across Pakistan on the same election symbol.It should be noted that due to waiting for the decision of the Supreme Court, the Election Commission extended the time of allotment of election symbols 6 times. The first extension in the time of allotment of election marks was made till 7 pm, after which the time period fixed in the second extension was extended by two more hours and the last time was fixed till 9 pm. The third extension was made by the Election Commission till 10:30 pm and in the fourth extension, the last time for the allotment of election marks was extended by half an hour to 11 pm. In the fifth extension, it was once again half an hour. By adding, the last time was fixed till 11:30 and the sixth extension was made till 12 midnight. It should be noted that on January 13, the last time for allotment of election symbols was fixed till 4 pm. It should also be remembered that the Supreme Court has decided to withdraw the invitation from the PTI in the case related to the intra-party elections of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) against the decision of the Peshawar High Court and the electoral symbol of the bat. Heard. On the second day, the hearing in the Supreme Court continued after 7 pm, after which the judgment was reserved, which was delivered after 11 pm. The case was heard by a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Qazi Faizaisa, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Musarat Hilali were part of the bench, and the verdict was delivered unanimously. The series of various accusations against Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders and workers had been going on for the past several months, but now the issue of contesting elections in the absence of an election symbol has become more complicated, as shown by looking at the feed of the party’s social media pages. Can be easily installed. It should be remembered that this is going to happen for the first time in the electoral history of Pakistan that a political party has to contest the general elections without its well-known electoral symbol. The Election Commission has allotted electoral symbols to those leaders of Tehreek-e-Insaaf who will be contenders for the representation of this party in the upcoming general elections.
A leader of Tehreek-e-Insaaf, who has entered the field on the election symbol of a bat, got an election symbol of ‘eggplant’, someone got a ‘drum’, someone got a ‘violin’ and another got a ‘charpai’. While ‘
Many election symbols including ‘eggplant’, ‘human eye’, ‘door’, ‘clock’, ‘airplane’, ‘sickle’, ‘bench’, ‘sheep’ are currently part of the election campaign and Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Leaders have been allotted these signs and they are busy promoting it.
Looking at this situation, Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, while addressing an election rally, has told the voters of Tehreek-e-Insaf that he is not calling anymore. Now seal the arrow because now the contest is between an arrow and a lion. In various constituencies, Tehreek-e-Insaaf supporters also have candidates who are participating in the elections as independents, but they are also claiming the support of Tehreek-e-Insaaf. In such a situation, how will a common voter now be able to identify which is the real candidate claiming PTI’s support from his constituency? Tehreek-e-Insaf has announced that its social media team has created a website to ensure the identity of its candidates, where a list of all PTI candidates along with the allotted election symbols will be available. From this website, any voter will be able to easily find out which PTI candidate is contesting from his/her constituency. Candidates for some seats have not been finalized yet and as soon as the party leadership gives final approval to these names, the names of those candidates will also be included in the list and after the details are completed, this website will be updated. will be made live. By withdrawing the bat sign from Tehreek-e-Insaaf, various independent candidates in the same constituency are now claiming that they have the support of Tehreek-e-Insaaf as well. With the help of the new website, PTI voters will easily know which election symbol they have to stamp on the election day. Access to this website is so easy that anyone can enter their constituency number from their mobile and get information about Tehreek-e-Insaaf candidate and his election symbol in that constituency. Currently, a large number of voters in Pakistan are connected to social media and will be able to identify their candidates from PTI related platforms. Meanwhile, Tehreek-e-Insaf has also made it clear that the final list of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidates is the same which is available on its official website and the electoral marks received by the candidates will also be posted regularly on the same website.It should also be remembered that in the Lahore High Court, Lahore Full Bench, through the constitutional application of the Election Commission, the legal team consisting of lawyers Miss Tahira Bano Mubarak Advocate, Miss Uzma Mubarak Advocate, Azmat Ali Mubarak Advocate High Court and Asghar Ali Mubarak Advocate High Court during the arguments. He requested that the people of Pakistan are suffering from confusion after the constituencies and this is the main reason for the rejection of nomination papers, so the Election Commission should be instructed to update it for transparent, free and fair elections as per the constitutional right. On the instructions of the Full Bench of the Lahore Court, the Election Commission has updated the SMS vote verification service on 8300. Millions of voters who have the facility of postal ballot papers can verify their constituencies. Parveen had challenged the decision of the Pindi Bench against rejecting the nomination papers of a woman candidate from Rawalpindi.
The Election Commission of Pakistan has apologized for postponing the nationwide elections on February 8, 2024 on the resolution of the Senate.
The Election Commission officials have written a letter to the Senate Secretariat in which it is said that the Election Commission reviewed the resolution of the Senate in the meeting and deliberated on it. In its letter to the Senate Secretariat, the Election Commission of Pakistan He said that in the past also general elections and local elections were held in winter.
The Election Commission had fixed February 8 as the date for polling after consultation with President Dr. Arif Alvi. It has been said in the letter that the Election Commission has completed all the preparations for holding the general elections, the Election Commission has also assured the Supreme Court for the elections on February 8. The Election Commission in its letter said that at this stage it would not be appropriate for the Election Commission to postpone the general elections. It should be noted that the letter written by the Election Commission to the Senate Secretariat has come out at a time when the Independent Senator from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dilawar Khan, has requested to postpone the February 8 elections in the country. The letter written to Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani was made public. In the letter written by Senator Dilawar Khan to the Senate Chairman, it was said that the Senate had passed the resolution to postpone the elections on January 5, the Election Commission has not yet taken steps to postpone the elections. In the letter, the position was adopted that attention should have been paid to the concerns identified in the resolution passed by the Senate. According to the text of the letter, without solving the problems, it seems that there is a clear and transparent election, the current situation of the implementation of my resolution should be known. It said that it should be ensured that the February 8 elections are postponed and conditions should be ensured that people from all over the country can participate in the election activities. It should be noted that on January 5, Senator Dilawar Khan presented a resolution in the Senate demanding the postponement of the general elections scheduled for February 8. This resolution was approved by a majority vote.