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SC files review petition for restoration of the bat symbol

SC files review petition for restoration of the bat symbol

SC files review petition for restoration of the bat symbol

SC files review petition for restoration of the bat symbol

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf(PTI)  has challenged the Supreme Court’s decision to withdraw their bat election symbol in a review petition filed on Tuesday.

PTI has filed a review appeal to reclaim the electoral symbol of the bat. The petition was filed by senior lawyers Hamid Khan and Ali Zafar on behalf of PTI.

He requested the Supreme Court to restore the election symbol of the bat and asked the Supreme Court to withdraw its January 13 decision.

In the petition, it has been said that the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan to withdraw the election symbol should be annulled and the decision of the Peshawar High Court to return the bat election symbol should be restored.

It has been stated in the petition that the Supreme Court has not properly evaluated the facts related to the intra-party elections, withdrawing election symbols from any political party is a violation of the fundamental rights of the voters, the right to form a political party and participate in the elections is enshrined in the Constitution of Pakistan.

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The PTI petition said that the ECP exceeded its powers by withdrawing the election symbol, the job of the Election Commission is to provide a level playing field to the PTI.

In the petition, it was said that the ECP is taking action against the officials by going to jail instead of taking action against them, the issue of withdrawing the bat symbol should be seen in the whole context.

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In the petition, the complainants in the High Court, including the Election Commission, have been made parties. The Registrar’s Office has allotted diary number 2423/2024 to the petition.

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