ECP secretary satisfied with implementation of code of conduct

Govt working hard to create peaceful environment for voters on polling day, claims chief secretary


Our Correspondent July 11, 2018
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KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has expressed satisfaction over the implementation of the code of conduct for the general elections by the Sindh government.

In a meeting on Tuesday with Chief Secretary Major (retd) Azam Suleman Khan, ECP Secretary Babar Yaqoob Fateh said that Sindh was doing well as compared to other provinces.

The chief secretary assured the ECP secretary that 'sophisticated' measures were being taken to facilitate voters to cast votes peacefully. The law and order situation will be maintained, he said.

According to Major (retd) Khan, maximum efforts are being made to ensure free, fair and transparent general elections in Sindh and foolproof security arrangements have been finalised. Intelligence committees on provincial, divisional and district levels have been constituted to monitor and resolve day-to-day issues, the chief secretary said.

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Sindh Election Commissioner Muhammad Yousuf Khan Khattak, the inspector-general of police, home secretary, services secretary, Karachi commissioner, AIG police and other senior officials were also present at the meeting.

Polling stations will have water supply, electricity and ramps to facilitate handicapped voters, the chief secretary said, adding that closed-circuit television cameras were being installed to ensure a transparent electoral process.

He said that the Sindh government was working hard to create a peaceful environment in the province so that the maximum number of people come to vote on polling day and participate in the elections process.

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Referring to various meetings held in connection with the general elections, he said that polling staff has been deputed cumulatively.

The chief secretary said that ECP's code of conduct was being strictly enforced and all required arrangements were being finalised, adding that missing facilities at all polling stations will be provided to voters.

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