ECP declares IPP as eligible to contest polls


ISLAMABAD (ANN): The Election Commission of Pakistan Thursday declared the newly constituted political party, the Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) of Jahangir Khan Tareen (JKT) as eligible to contest the upcoming elections across the country.

The process of registration of the new party, IPP in the commission was completed on Thursday.

And, the Election Commission has issued a notification for the registration of the IPP under Sections 208 and 209 (3) of the Elections Act, 2017 read with sub-rule (2) of Rule 158 of the Election Rules 2017.

So now, the Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party has become eligible to contest elections as the commission has accepted all the details submitted by the party.

The Election Commission has also recognized the intra-party elections of the IPP and issued the notification in this regard.

IPP was founded by Jahangir Khan Tareen after separating ways with former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on June 08, 2023.

The pre-existing tensions between Tareen and Imran Khan, the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, combined with the May 9 protests, ultimately resulted in numerous politicians resigning from the PTI and the subsequent formation of the new political party.

After the May 9 incidents, around one hundred prominent and electable politicians left Imran Khan and joined Jahangir Khan Tareen’s group to form a separate party.

On July 18, 2023, the IPP submitted an application for party registration with the ECP seeking an eagle as the party’s electoral symbol.

Tareen had announced Aleem Khan as the first President of the IPP, Aamir Mehmood Kiani as the first Secretary-General, and Aun Chaudhry as the Additional Secretary-General and Spokesperson.

Due to Tareen’s disqualification by the courts, he is unable to hold any official post in the IPP, but he is regarded as the “patron-in-chief” of the party.



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