ECP wants candidates for local bodies polls to not use party symbols

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed all provinces to ensure that candidates participating in the local bodies elections not use party symbols during elections.

Sources in the ECP said the decision was taken keeping in view the fact allotment of symbols would be confusing as more than one person from each party would be contesting and all would want that the party’s election symbol be allotted to them.

They said this could also cause legal complications, therefore the provinces had been asked to ensure that party symbols are not used in the LB polls.