PTI leader Barrister Gohar Ali Khan addressing a press conference in Islamabad, on January 13, 2024, in this still taken from a video. — Geo News

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Saturday night announced its candidates would contest elections independently after plans the former ruling party had failed to materialise.

“All PTI candidates will contest independently. We will issue a list of all our candidates with their election symbols,” PTI’s now-former chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan told journalists at the Supreme Court in Islamabad.

The PTI’s resolve to still contest polls came after the Supreme Court upheld the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision to strip of PTI’s ‘bat’ symbol. Moreover, the party’s plan to issue tickets on the Tehreek-e-Insaf Nazriati’s (PTI-N) symbol also backfired as the latter’s chairman “backed out” of a deal. 

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