The Islamabad Police on Thursday reviewed security arrangements for first ever local government (LG) elections in the capital to ensure compliance with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) code of ethics.
It reviewed security arrangements in 79 union councils, 800 polling stations and 3200 polling booths, according to a press release.
In a meeting of senior police officers, IGP Tahir Alam Khan said there will be a complete ban on the display of weapons during the polls. He directed all police officials to conduct security surveys in their respective areas and submit reports on sensitive polling stations. He also ordered enhanced patrolling while electioneering is on to prevent any untoward incident.
“Peaceful elections in the capital will send a positive message throughout the country,” he said, adding policemen from other districts will also be called in to support capital cops. “The police will not spare anyone who tries to disrupt the peace,” Khan added.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 26th, 2015.