Foolproof security provided to CEC

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Foolproof security has been provided to Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja after he expressed that there was a threat to his life.

Sources privy to the matter said that in a meeting with IG Islamabad, Sikandar Raja expressed his concerns, on this foolproof security has been provided by the Islamabad Police.

In this regard, the sources said that the number of security personnel provided to the Chief Election Commissioner has also increased.

Earlier on Thursday, the Election Commission of Pakistan directed the Punjab administration to take strict action against violators of code of conduct announced for the upcoming by-elections scheduled to be held in 20 constituencies on Sunday.

The directives were issued after a meeting of ECP presided over by the Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja. The ECP vowed ensuring free, fair and transparent by-elections in Punjab.

The CEC personally spoke to the Chief Secretary Punjab, IG Punjab and senior officials of the agencies concerned on telephone and asked them to ensure implementation of election code of conduct at all cost.

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