All out efforts must be ensured for successful bye-election: CS

Staff Reporter

Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has said that all out efforts must be ensured to successfully complete the Bye Election process, to be held on 14th & 21st October 2018, in Karachi and Khairpur, for 02 National Assembly seats on 03 Provincial Assembly Seats, in accordance with the PEC code of conduct.
The directions were issued by the Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah, while presiding a high level meeting on bye election of 05 seats in Sindh comprising 02 of National Assembly 03 of Provincial Assembly of those (05) 04 in Karachi and 01 in Khairpur.
The Chief Secretary noted that the Sindh Govt. would leave no stone to facilitate and assist the Provincial Election Commission, in conducting the Bye-Election, in all five (05) constituencies viz, NA-243 and NA-247, PS-30 Khairpur-V, PS-87 Malir and PS-III, Karachi South-V.
Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah stressed the need of implementing the PEC Code of Conduct, with a view to completing the Bye-Election process peacefully, and transparently. He maintained that the Sindh Administration shall play a vital role in this regard in association with LEO, (Law Enforcing Agencies), while he advised the concerned authorities for installation of CCTV Cameras on 1490 polling stations including all sensitive polling stations and booths.
The Chief Secretary advised the Commissioners of Karachi and Sukkur to hold meetings with Deputy Commissioners and DIGs/SSPs for completion of the Bye-Election task, sufficiently.
The C.S. also asked the Health Department to ensure health & medical facilities around the electoral areas, to facilitate the needy people.
It may be mentioned that NA-243 Karachi East has been vacated by the resignation of Imran Khan, while NA-247 Karachi South II, vacated by Arif Alivi, who have been elected as Prime Minister and President respectively. PS-III Karachi South-V, includes in Bye-Election due to resignation of Imran Ismail, Governor Sindh.

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