Pakistan

ECP decides to deploy Rangers, army in by-elections

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday decided to deploy Punjab Rangers and Pakistan Army in the by upcoming by-elections.

By-elections are due to be held in NA 122- Lahore , NA 144 -Okara, NA-154 Lodhran, PP-147 Lahore and PP-16 Attock.

The ECP has sent letters to the secretary interior and the secretary defence, asking them to issue necessary directions for the deployment of Punjab Rangers and Pakistan Army for the by elections.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission has asked members of the parliament and provincial assemblies to submit yearly statements of assets by Wednesday.

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