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CM Punjab holds meeting to review security arrangements for by-polls

LAHORE: Punjab Chief minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Friday chaired a high-level meeting to review security arrangements for the upcoming by-polls.

According to a statement released from his office, the chief minister was informed that 4759 polling stations have been established for eight national assembly and 11 provincial assembly seats. Polling stations have been categorized according to security needs while 807 sensitive polling stations will be monitored through CCTV cameras.

Addressing the meeting, the chief minister directed that every effort should be made for holding of transparent and impartial by-elections and added that display of weapons will be totally banned.

“In case of any violation, the law shall come into force,” said the chief minister.

The CM directed that no incident of aerial firing or fireworks should occur and all the related arrangements should be completed well in advance. He said that indiscriminate legal action should be taken against people found involved in such acts

The government has taken effective steps for holding of bye elections in a peaceful manner and therefore, complete implementation on the devised security plan should be ensured.

It is pertinent to note here that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will hold by-elections in 35 constituencies will be held on October 14. 11 of National Assembly and 24 of provincial assemblies.

Meanwhile, the election campaign of all political parties contesting the by-polls across the country would come to an end at midnight today — 24 hours before the polling day.

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