LG polls in ICT: ECP asks political parties to issue tickets till Nov 9

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 1 (APP): The Election Commission of Pakistan on Sunday
instructed the heads of political parties to issue party tickets to their
nominated candidates for Local Government Elections in Islamabad till November 9 as the tickets are required to be presented to the Returning Officer by the candidate for allotment of party symbol.
The said instructions were dispatched through post to all the political
parties on their addresses available with this Commission, said spokesman of
the ECP. The LG elections would be held on November 30 in the Islamabad Capital
Territory (ICT), he added.ECP instructed that the party heads of each political party may
consider the authorization of a party office bearer to issue party-ticket to the candidates contesting elections in ICT on behalf of political party head.
Party-ticket, either by the Party Head or by his authorized office
bearer, shall be issued latest by November,09 for the ICT elections for the purpose of allotment of symbol to such candidates by the Returning Officers at the time notified by the Commission for the purpose.Party-ticket issued by the authorized bearer or by the party-head may not be recalled or canceled; Care may be taken that against one seat only one party ticket is issued;In case, the party head chooses to act in accordance with the provisions, he may provide a list of such authorized office bearers containing name, designation, CNIC No. and other particulars of such authorized person to the District Returning Officer, ICT latest by October 26, 2015 who shall forward such list to all Returning Officers in ICT for necessary action;Party-ticket may contain name, parentage and NIC
number of the candidate;Party-head or the person authorized by him shall put his
signature and stamp on each party-ticket / certificate on party letter head and write the date of issuance of the ticket;Each candidate shall submit the party-ticket issued in his /
their favour to the Returning Officer concerned at the time of scrutiny of their nomination papers;
Due care should be taken at the time of issuance that party
ticket is issued to the nominated candidate only.
However, ECP did not issue instructions to 30 political parties due to
incomplete addresses which includes Aam Insan Movement (IMS), All Pakistan Ghurba League, All Pakistan Minorities Allinace, All Pakistan Muslim League, Awami Himayat Tehreek Pakistan, Gen. Pervez Musharaf Himayat Tehreek, Human Development Movement, Istiqlal Party, Islami Nazriati Tehreek Pakistan, Jamiat Ulema Pakistan (Niazi), Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (Nifaz-e-Shariat), Jamiat-e-Mushaikh Pakistan Pir Fazal Haq, Jeev-e-Pakistan Party, Khud Mukhtar Pakistan Party, Majlis-e- Wahdat-e-Muslimeen Pakistan, Mohib-e-Wattan Movement, Muttahidda Tehreek Inqlab Pakistan, Pak Wattan Party, Pakistan Awami Tehrik-e-Inqilab, Pakistan Liberation
League, Pakistan Muhafiz Party, Pakistan Muslim League (J), Pakistan Muslim
League “H” Haqiqi, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Iqalab, Pakistan Meo Ittihad, Pehchan
Pakistan, T,ajir Awam Movement Pakistan, Tehreek-e-Istehkaam Pakistan, Tehreek-e-Khalat Pakistan, Tehrik-e-Masawaat.
The ECP has directed political parties to follow instructions issued
on October 19 as the last date for issuing such Party Ticket is 9th November
2015.