NA-245 Karachi by-poll: Pak army to act as ‘Quick Response Force’

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The Pakistan Army troops will perform ‘Quick Reaction Force’ duties in case of any law and order situation arising during by-election on a Karachi National Assembly, NA-245.

According to details, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Raja Sultan has directed the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and the Sindh government to provide peaceful environment to the voters of the constituency.

The CEC, Sikandar Raja, personally spoke to the Chief Secretary Sindh, Inspector General of Police (IGP) and senior officials of the concerned agencies on telephone and asked them to ensure implementation of election code of conduct at all cost.

District Police Officer (DPO), District Returning Officer (DRO), Returning Officer (RO) and District Monitoring Officer were directed to inform law enforcement agencies of any miscreant spoil or intend to spoil the election environment during the preparation of the polling results.

In a statement, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said that Pakistan Army will perform ‘Quick Reaction Force’ duties in case of any law and order situation arising during NA-245 by-poll. “Pak Army officials will be deployed outside the most sensitive polling stations”, he added.—INP

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