Army Will Be Deployed for Guarding Polling Stations for Elections 2018


ISLAMABAD: Army will be deployed for guarding polling stations to ensure security for upcoming general elections 2018.

Army personnel will be posted both outside and inside the polling stations to ensure security in general elections 2018.

The decision was made in a meeting today in Islamabad presided by the Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan. The meeting was to review security conditions and preparations in the elections.

Army personnel would also be posted at Security Printing Press during printing ballot paper from 25th to 27th of June.

Talking to the media, ECP spokesperson also said CCTV cameras are also going to be installed on 20,000 polling stations. The director general of Election Commission of Pakistan’s media cell said that CCTV cameras are to be installed due to sensitive nature of the polling stations. He added that there would be three to four CCTV cameras per polling station.

The ECP official said they would also be in co-ordination with National Counter Terrorism Authority for prevention of any unwanted incidents.

He also informed media that full-proof security will be given to politicians as well by the provincial governments. District returning officers, returning officers and presiding officers would also be given protection by provincial governments during polls.


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