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Lahore, January 13, 2024 Tensions escalated within the political landscape as Akhtar Iqbal Dar, the supremo of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Nazriati (PTI-N), accused Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) of submitting fake tickets. In a press conference in Lahore, Dar expressed bewilderment at PTI candidates allegedly using tickets under the PTI-N banner.

Dar adamantly stated that he issued tickets to PTI-N candidates and accused PTI of forgery. He called for a thorough investigation by the Election Commission into the matter, emphasizing that candidates from one party should not be allowed to use the platform of another.

During the press conference, Dar claimed that the distinguishing mark on their tickets is the unmistakable ‘batsman’ symbol. He displayed a PTI-N ticket to the media and asserted that PTI-N’s tickets have the clear mark of the regular ‘batsman,’ a symbol consistent with their 2018 election tickets.

Addressing the genesis of PTI-N, Dar mentioned that it was formed in 2007 to discourage rigging, hooliganism, money politics, and promote transparency.

In response to these allegations, PTI launched its Plan ‘B,’ aiming to ensure representation even if its primary ticket faces challenges. Under Plan ‘B,’ PTI instructed candidates to submit tickets in the name of PTI-N alongside the standard party ticket, using the party registered in the Election Commission as a covering entity for this electoral tactic. The development adds a layer of complexity to an already charged political atmosphere ahead of the upcoming general elections.

With Thanks: Samaa News