The Khyber Political Administration has chalked out a security plan for the agency’s NA-45 constituency. Assistant Political Agent Jamrud and Returning Officer NA-45 Jehangir Azam told a gathering of journalists on Sunday that steps had been taken to ensure peaceful elections under a proper security plan for the agency.
He further said khasadar and levies officials would be deployed at each polling station, adding security forces would also patrol the general area on the day of elections.
Azam went on to say polling stations would be set up for both male and female voters. He explained a total of 170,000 voters were registered as of March 26 and that steps had been taken to include the agency’s 59,219 female voters.
Azam maintained 62 polling stations would be established in Landikotal of which 30 would be male only, 24 would be reserved for females, and eight would be joint stations. He said some of the stations had been declared sensitive, adding an emergency cell had been established in the assistant political agent office in Jamrud. “The cell will take round-the-clock action on complaints received,” he claimed.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 1st, 2013.
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