Army deployed to ensure fool proof security for PK-30 by-election
ABBOTTABAD: Pakistan Army troops have been arrived for their deployment at various polling stations in PK-30 Balakot to ensure fool proof security in by-election to be held on February 26.
Thirty-five polling stations of tehsil Balakot have been declared as sensitive. Army officers held meetings with Assistant Commissioner Balakot, representatives of Election Commission and other concerned authorities and discussed in detail the matters related to security arrangements.
The officers of Pakistan Army were briefed about various polling stations, their sensitivities and security measures taken in that regard. The Army jawans will assume their security responsibilities at sensitive polling stations following review of the constituency.
A total of five candidates are in the run for PK-30. Tough contest is expected between the candidates of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).