PPP to contest elections using the symbol sword after 40 years

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Election Commission of Pakistan ruled in favor of Pakistan People’s Party, as the latter sought  the former to grant them a sword symbol to contest elections 2018.


The party had eventually taken up the symbol of the arrow, which it is more commonly associated with,  after  it was barred from using the symbol of the sword since Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto assassination.

However today, a five-member committee of the ECP allotted the party spearheaded by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari the symbol of its choice.

During the process, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz was allotted the symbol of lion, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf allotted bat, Jamaat-e-Islami given scale, PPP Parliamentarians allotted arrow, while Awami National Party and Awami Muslim League received lantern, and pen and inkpot respectively.


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