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Election Commission of Pakistan invites applications by Political Parties for allotment of Election Symbols

Islamabad, March 05, 2013 (PPI-OT): The political parties which have complied with the provisions of the Political Parties Order,2002 and the Rules framed thereunder are invited to make applications for allocation of one of the symbols prescribed under Rule 9 of the Representation of the People (Conduct of Elections) Rules, 1977. The applications, duly signed by the respective Party Leader, should reach the Election Commission, Secretariat Islamabad, on or before the 15th March, 2013.

2. The political parties are advised to file applications for allocation of symbols according to requirements of Article 5 of the Allocation of Symbols Order, 2002. The applications should contain the following information:

a) The list of symbols applied for in order of preference;

b) Symbol or symbols if any allocated to the political party during the previous general elections; + c) Every such application shall be signed by the Party Leader, by whatever name designated;

d) Address of the head office of the political party;

e) The name of its President, Secretary General and other office-bearers of the Central Executive Committee;

f) The numerical strength of its members;

g) Copy of Election Manifesto/Copy of the constitution of the Political Party (to be attached);

h) Whether the party was represented by a member or members in the National Assembly or a Provincial Assembly in the past, if so, the name and other particulars of such member;

i) Whether the political party has conducted the intra-party elections as required under Article 12 of the Political Parties Order, 2002 and

j) Whether the political party has submitted its due Consolidated Statements of Accounts audited by Chartered Account as required under Article 13 of the Political Parties Order, 2002.

3. The incomplete applications or requests through fax will not be entertained. The applications received prior to the issuance of this Press Release shall also not be considered. Thus, all such parties, who sent applications prior to issuance of this Press Release are requested to make fresh applications.

4. It may also be clarified here that applications received after the due date, i.e., 15th March, 2013 will not be entertained.

For more information, contact:
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)
Election Commission of Pakistan Secretariat
Election House, Constitution Avenue G-5/2,
Islamabad
Tel: +9251 920 1975, +9251 920 6062
Fax: +9251 920 5402, +9251 920 5300

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