Political Parties invited to file application for allotment of election symbols

Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday invited political parties to file application for the allotment of election symbols till March 15th. The political parties which have complied with the provisions of the Political Parties Order, 2002 and the Rules framed there under 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, says a press release.
It said that applications, duly signed by the respective Party Leader, should reach the Election Commission, Secretariat Islamabad, on or before the 15th March, 2013.
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. The list of symbols applied for in order of preference. Symbol or symbols if any allocated to the political party during the previous general elections. Every such application shall be signed by the Party Leader, by whatever name designated; Address of the head office of the political party; The name of its President, Secretary General and other office-bearers of the Central Executive Committee; The numerical strength of its members.
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, said in release. Thus, all such parties, who sent applications prior to issuance of this Press Release are requested to make fresh applications. It may also be clarified that applications received after the due date 15th March, 2013 will not be entertained.