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CEC urges officials to perform election duty without any fear

He said the officials should not fear any political party as bureaucracy is permanent but prime minister and ministers not.

The meeting in Lahore was attended by the I.G. Police Punjab, provincial government officials, DCOs, DPOs and Returning Officers of the concerned districts.

The meeting chaired by CEC Justice (retd) Sardar Mohammad Raza Khan, decided to deploy military troops at 960 ‘most sensitive’ and 3000 ‘sensitive’ polling stations in Punjab.

Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Babar Yaqoob in a media briefing about the meeting said that it was also decided to deploy military troops and paramilitary Rangers personnel in eight districts of Sindh.

The secretary said that over 25000 candidates are contesting elections in Punjab in November 19 phase of the local bodies polls.

He said all preparations for elections have been completed and ballot papers are being transported to the polling stations.

ECP Secretary further said that one lac policemen and 40 companies of Army have been called for the maintenance of law and order on the polling day. Moreover, 25 companies of the military will remain in reserve to meet any contingency at the time of the results.

Secretary election commission said that the election code of conduct will be implemented strictly.

He also said that the elections, which were postponed in first, second and third phase of the polls will be conducted on December 14. The names of the successful candidates in this phase will also be released after completion of the first three phases of the election.



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