Karachi

ECP decides Rangers deployment during NA-246 by-polls

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to deploy Rangers both inside and outside the polling booths during by-election in NA-246 Karachi, ARY News reported.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) had repeatedly called for deploying military and Rangers during the by-election in NA-246 Karachi.

The ECP on Thursday decided to deploy the paramilitary personnel to ensure peaceful conduct of by-polls in the constituency.

According to details, Rangers personnel will be deployed both inside and outside the polling stations in the constituency during the by-election on April 23.

The ECP said that the in-charge Rangers will have the powers of Grade-1 Magistrate during the by-election.

Earlier during his visit to the metropolis, Imran Khan stressed that the presence of military and Rangers was utmost necessary for the conduct of peaceful by-election in the constituency.

“Even today an incident took place, although a minor one. MQM activists are not in control of their leadership and hence the presence of military and Rangers personnel both inside and outside the polling booths is a need of the hour,” he said.

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