ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Interior Minister Muhammad Azam Khan has said that necessary instructions have been issued to the provincial governments to provide protection and security to the election candidates.
Responding to the queries of the members in the Senate on Friday, he pointed out that law and order is a devolved subject after the 18th Amendment but the federal government is providing all possible support to the election commission and the provincial governments for the smooth and peaceful conduct of the general elections.
He said that security related requirements of the provincial governments are being fulfilled.
The house today passed a motion authorizing the chairman to constitute a special committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project.
The house also passed another motion authorizing the chairman to constitute a special committee to examine the special audit report on causes of decline in tax collection of tobacco sector.
The motions were moved by Leader of Opposition Sherry Rehman.
The senators belonging to different parties also condemned the attack near the convoy of Akram Khan Durrani in Bannu.