Prominent leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and former Federal Prime Minister Nasir Tarar has responded to the Election Commission’s decision regarding the election symbol ‘Balla’ being restored to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
In an interview with Geo News, Nasir Tarar stated that the Election Commission has the exclusive authority to make decisions, and when the Election Commission makes a decision, it is based on specific reasons and considerations.
Addressing the reinstatement of PTI’s election symbol ‘Balla,’ Nasir Tarar emphasized that rules are established to be followed, and if rules are in place, they should be adhered to. He noted that PTI is not the only political party that has had its election symbol reinstated; both the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Peoples Party have experienced similar situations.
Nasir Tarar highlighted the importance of respecting and implementing the rules created by the Election Commission. According to him, the decision regarding the election symbol reflects the application of these rules and should be acknowledged accordingly.
In response to the decision, Nasir Tarar encouraged a pragmatic approach, stating that when rules are formulated, they should be applied consistently. His remarks suggest a commitment to upholding the democratic process and ensuring that electoral regulations are followed uniformly across all political parties.
The reinstatement of PTI’s election symbol has sparked discussions and reactions, and Nasir Tarar’s comments provide insight into the perspective of a seasoned political leader regarding the Election Commission’s role and the adherence to electoral rules. The situation reflects the complexities and nuances involved in electoral processes in Pakistan, where decisions made by the Election Commission are subject to scrutiny and interpretation by political figures and observers alike.