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Senate Standing Committee on Interior

Security forces will work under presiding officers: ECP Secretary

ISLAMABAD:  Amid various speculations about army’s role on the polling day, secretary of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Babar Yaqoob cleared the air saying “Army deployed for elections throughout Pakistan will perform its duty under the supervision of presiding officer.” He apprised the Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Thursday and censured the erroneous impression that armed forces will work in an independent manner on the election day. “If someone attempts to fill ballot boxes, then army personnel will…