Army assures ECP of providing security during elections

Details of deployments at polling stations to be discussed after elections schedule is announced.

Web Desk March 08, 2013
ECP Secretary Ishtiaq Ahmed discussed army deployment for security during elections. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

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


Saleem | 8 years ago | Reply

In wake of killing of two rangers and mutilation of their bodies, what step army has taken to prevent this from happening during election? Instead of meeting and hiding behind closed doors some boots are needed on the ground now. Shoot miscreants on site and start clean up now instead of showing up on the morning of election.

Pathan | 8 years ago | Reply

im waiting for some blogger, anchor or politician, to find some conspiracy even in this. lets see so military is targeted on this as well

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