IGP orders best security for NA-75, PP-84 by-elections

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Staff Reporter

Punjab Inspector General of Police Inam Ghani has said that conducted of by-election of the National and Punjab Assemblies in Sialkot and Khushab in a transparent and peaceful manner is the top priority of the Punjab Police.

“It is a national obligation and the supervisory officers of Punjab Police should not spare no effort for security as per instructions issued by Election Commission.”

Punjab IG Police Inam Ghani was presiding over a video link meeting held to review security arrangements for the upcoming by-elections in NA-75 Daska and PP-84 Khushab constituencies.

Inam Ghani said that all available resources should be utilized for the best security of the polling staff to be deployed in NA-75 Daska and PP-84 Khushab by-elections, adding that command officers should personally go out in the field to ensure security arrangements.

He said that in addition to additional police personnel at sensitive polling stations, the services of Rangers should also be utilized as and when required while deployment of ladies police for security at women polling stations and booths should be ensured in all cases.

He further said that additional personnel should be deployed for the delivery of election materials including ballot boxes after the completion of polling to ensure safe transfer of election materials.

He further said that regional police officers of Gujranwala and Sargodha and district police officers of Sialkot and Khushab should be provided with all the necessary equipment including additional wireless sets as soon as possible so that it could be utilized on election day.

The meeting was attended by Additional IG Logistics Ali Amir Malik, DIG Establishment-II Maqsoodul Hassan, DIG Operations Sohail Sukhera and DIG R&D Shahid Javed among other officers.