Sensitive polling stations: security measures reviewed – Pakistan

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FAISALABAD: Acting Divisional Commissioner Tariq Khan Niazi, Deputy Commissioner Imran Hamid Sheikh, District Returning Officer Muhammad Shahid and Returning Officer Irfan Kausar toured the control room and nerve center established at the Govt Post Graduate College Samanabad in the NA-108 by-elections.

The deputy commissioner briefed officers on administrative and security measures at sensitive polling stations through CCTV cameras and said 10 focal points had also been created for coordination. He informed that the duties of the representatives of relevant departments were monitored by CCTV cameras.

Additional Deputy Commissioners Mudassar Ahmad Shah, Kashif Raza Awan, Qaiser Abbas Rand, Deputy City Commissioner Sahibzada Muhammad Yousaf, Elections Officer Zaroya Amjad and other officers were also present.

The Deputy Commissioner informed that police, rapid response force, mobile and picket agents and staff have been deployed to the polling stations, while health workers and civil defense women are in service to assist the police. Rangers and Pak Army troops are also on security duty. He said officers were delegated to 354 polling stations for administrative duties.

The acting commissioner described the administrative and security measures as satisfactory and urged the duty officers to perform their duties with vigilance at the end of the poll.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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