RAWALPINDI: The military on Friday assured the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) that the army will cooperate to provide security at polling stations and in sensitive areas, Express News reported.
In a meeting at the military operations directorate between officials of the military and ECP secretary, they discussed the army’s role in providing security during the elections.
Express News correspondent Ahmed Mansoor said that officials will have a second meeting to further discuss details once the election schedule is announced.
That meeting will decide on what polling stations require deployment and which areas are sensitive.
In December, the ECP had announced that army personnel will be deployed inside polling stations.
“The army will be deployed inside and outside the polling stations in Karachi, Fata, parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and stations declared sensitive in Punjab,” Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Secretary Ishtiaq Ahmed Khan told reporters after a crucial meeting of the commission
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