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ECP rolls back decision to deploy military inside all polling stations

ECP rolls back decision to deploy army inside all polling stations

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday rolled back its decision to deploy the army inside all polling stations throughout elections within the tribal districts on July 20, limiting them to ‘delicate’ ones solely.

It has additionally lifted the imposition of Part 144 within the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) after receiving complaints that candidates had been going through difficulties in working their election campaigns.

The decision was made at a gathering of the ECP presided over by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (Retd) Sardar Raza Khan. It was attended by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa election commissioner, further chief secretary, the inside secretary, returning officers and safety officers.

The contributors of the assembly had been knowledgeable that every one crucial preparations had been made for holding free, clear and peaceable elections within the tribal districts.

The chief election commissioner directed the provincial authorities to not launch improvement funds to the districts till the elections had been held. He additional directed the district returning officers and returning officers to make sure the implementation of the code of conduct issued by ECP for election

The provincial authorities assured the ECP that it could set up CCTV cameras in any respect polling stations.

The contributors of the assembly had been knowledgeable about ECP’s endeavors to make sure that the utmost variety of registered voters turned up at polling stations to train their proper of franchise below a free and safe setting, particularly feminine voters.

Feminine safety personnel shall be deployed in any respect feminine and mixed polling stations.

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