Strict security as no polling station in NA-245 deemed ‘normal’

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As many as 2,630 policemen are deployed for NA-245 by-poll yesterday to control any untoward incident and provide security to over 500,000 voters in coordination with Pakistan Rangers while Army will be on standby to meet any eventuality, said city police chief Javed Odho.

The seat of National Assembly has fallen vacant after the death of PTI leader and TV personality Aamir Liaquat Husain in June. The polls were postponed in July due to heavy rains.

There are total 17 contenders in the elections, including the main political parties like the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan, Pak Sarzameen Party, and senior politician Dr Farooq Sattar, who is contesting the elections as an independent candidate.

Speaking at a press conference here, Additional Inspector General-Karachi Odho said that there were no ‘normal’ polling station, but they would focus on those polling stations, which were declared the ‘most sensitive’ in recent past.

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