The Election Commission of Pakistan, in a statement on Friday, said that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is not eligible to be issued a election symbol in the upcoming general elections as it has failed to hold intra-party elections.
The ECP cited that PTI has failed to conduct intra-party elections as per Sections 11 and 12 of Political Parties Ordinance, 2002.
Therefore, according to the Section 14 of the same act, PTI is no longer eligible for “allotment of election symbol in the ensuing elections”, the statement added.
Earlier, it was reported that the PTI core committee had postponed intra-party elections owing to the ongoing Panama Leaks case in the Supreme Court. The committee wanted to hold intra-party polls after general elections in 2018.