ISLAMABAD-Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is gearing up for the Local Government (LG) elections in Islamabad by releasing its standardized logo for local government elections on December 31 (Saturday).
The theme of the logo is “Change Islamabad with Ahmad (Imran Khan).” PTI candidates will use the new logo on banners, posters and panaflex for election campaigns. According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the LG polls in Islamabad will be held on December 31, 2022.
PTI’s logo has a beautiful image of Faisal Masjid in the background of Imran Khan’s image, and the logo has been created with a combination of green and red colors. PTI candidates will use the new logo during their local body election campaigns. Incidentally, the polling for LG elections in the federal capital was earlier scheduled for December 24. The date of the EU elections has been revised to 8 November 2022. As per notification issued by ECP, LG polls in Islamabad will be held on 31 December 2022 instead of 24 December 2022.
The Pakistan Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslim (MWM) has announced its “unconditional” support to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the upcoming Local Government elections in the federal capital. This was announced at a joint press conference held by PTI Islamabad Branch President Ali Nawaz Awan and MWM Political Secretary Engr Zaheer Naqvi.
On the other hand, PTI claimed to be the ruling coalition; The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has failed to field candidates for all the Union Councils (UCs) in the capital city in the local government polls. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf lawmakers from Islamabad announced on Thursday that they will defeat the 13-party coalition. Party leaders gathered here to strategize for the upcoming polls said the PDM has managed to field only 84 candidates for the 101 union council seats in Islamabad. On the other hand, PTI has given tickets to 97 candidates, National Assembly member Ali Nawaz Awan said. He said that it was a shame for PSC that UC candidates were not available.
According to PTI, their candidates won three seats unopposed. Awan said that the PDM could not find any candidate there as the contest was between PTI workers on the four seats.
Posting and transfer is prohibited after the announcement of the voting date. The ECP also barred the government from announcing new development projects for the metropolitan area. In early June, the Islamabad High Court ordered the postponement of local body elections in Islamabad by several months after the EU expressed its desire to end the separation of 101 union councils. Islamabad PTI MNAS, Asad Umar and Ali Nawaz Awan are leading the campaign of PTI candidates in the capital area. The party has established a cell to manage and organize election campaigns.