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PTI to conduct intra-party election within a week

Rauf Hassan appointed as CEC of the party
In this file photo, taken on November 5, 2022, supporters of former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan take part in a protest in Lahore. (AFP/File)
In this file photo, taken on November 5, 2022, supporters of former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan take part in a protest in Lahore. (AFP/File)

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to conduct intra-party election afresh within a week, sources said on Wednesday.

The PTI held a meeting of its general body where a resolution was approved to conduct intra-party election, they added.

The former ruling party would not be contesting the election 2024 on its iconic bat symbol as the Supreme Court set aside the Peshawar High Court (PHC) order that reinstated “bat” as the party’s electoral symbol.

The apex court on January 13 upheld the December 22 order of the Election Commission of Pakistan that nullified the intra-party elections of the PTI.

After the SC’s ruling, the party’s nominated candidates will now contest on individual election symbols.

In this regard, the PTI has now decided to hold the polls within one week of the resolution’s passage.

During the meeting, information secretary Rauf Hassan was appointed as the chief election commissioner of the party while Umar Ayub will serve as the chief organiser till the election.

The participants of the meeting also discussed conducting the election digitally in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore among other cities.

As per the resolution, the PTI’s nominated candidates will not be considered independent and they will remain part of the party after the election 2024.

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