Law Minister Punjab for full security during by-elections

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Punjab Law and Cooperatives Minister Raja Basharat has said that Punjab government would take foolproof measures to make Lahore and Khanewal by-elections transparent.

He was addressing the 88th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Law and Order at the Civil Secretariat chaired by him here on Tuesday.

Inspector General Police Punjab, Additional Chief Secretary Home CCPO, DIG Operations, Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner Lahore and Election Commission officials were also present on the occasion.

Additional Chief Secretary South Punjab and Deputy Commissioner and District Police Officer Khanewal gave a briefing on security plan through video link.

Law minister advised that the goods relating to election polling should be delivered to the polling staff with complete security.

He directed the Additional Chief Secretary and Additional IG of South Punjab to ensure law and order in the tribal areas of Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur.

Earlier, in a briefing, the officials said that control rooms would be set up for effective arrangements on the eve of by-elections.

“A total of 4,000 police personnel and 730 Rangers will be on duty at 254 polling stations in Lahore while rescue service, civil defense and medical aid personnel will also be on alert to protect voters and staff on the polling day,” briefing added.

The Cabinet Committee also approved the purchase of new vehicles for the South Punjab Police.

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