4,00,000 Police force, 3,00,000 army soldiers deployed for elections duty: ECP

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4,00,000 Police force, 3,00,000 army soldiers deployed for elections duty: ECP

ISLAMABAD - Secretary Election Commission Babar Yaqoob says holding of free and fair elections is the prime responsibility of Election Commission and all the other institutions are only assisting it.

He was briefing Senate Standing Committee on Interior in Islamabad today about the security plan for general elections. Rehman Malik chaired the meeting.

The Secretary Election Commission informed the meeting that there will be 85,307 polling stations across the country, and all of them will be available on Google Map.

He said over twenty thousand polling stations have been declared sensitive, and CCTV cameras will be installed inside and outside all these polling stations.

He said three meetings were held with inspector generals of police regarding security. He said the provinces should make CCTV cameras functional by 25th of this month.

The Secretary Election Commission said four hundred fifty thousand policemen and over three hundred thousand army troops will be deployed on the polling day. As many as seven hundred fifty thousand polling staff will perform duty.

He said army personnel will assist the Election Commission under law, and they will work under presiding officers.

The Secretary said for the first time a code of conduct for security personnel has been prepared.

He said for the first time watermarked ballot papers imported from Europe will be used in the elections.

Babar Yaqoob informed the committee that Returning Officers will send results to Election Commission through a special software. He said observers, most of them from EU and Commonwealth, will monitor the elections.

Secretary Election Commission Babar Yaqoob says holding of free and fair elections is the prime responsibility of Election Commission and all the other institutions are only assisting it.

He was briefing Senate Standing Committee on Interior in Islamabad today about the security plan for general elections. Rehman Malik chaired the meeting.

The Secretary Election Commission informed the meeting that there will be 85,307 polling stations across the country, and all of them will be available on Google Map.

He said over twenty thousand polling stations have been declared sensitive, and CCTV cameras will be installed inside and outside all these polling stations.

He said three meetings were held with inspector generals of police regarding security. He said the provinces should make CCTV cameras functional by 25th of this month.

The Secretary Election Commission said four hundred fifty thousand policemen and over three hundred thousand army troops will be deployed on the polling day. As many as seven hundred fifty thousand polling staff will perform duty.

He said army personnel will assist the Election Commission under law, and they will work under presiding officers.

The Secretary said for the first time a code of conduct for security personnel has been prepared.

He said for the first time watermarked ballot papers imported from Europe will be used in the elections.

Babar Yaqoob informed the committee that Returning Officers will send results to Election Commission through a special software. He said observers, most of them from EU and Commonwealth, will monitor the elections.

Secretary Election Commission Babar Yaqoob says holding of free and fair elections is the prime responsibility of Election Commission and all the other institutions are only assisting it.

He was briefing Senate Standing Committee on Interior in Islamabad today about the security plan for general elections. Rehman Malik chaired the meeting.

The Secretary Election Commission informed the meeting that there will be 85,307 polling stations across the country, and all of them will be available on Google Map.

He said over twenty thousand polling stations have been declared sensitive, and CCTV cameras will be installed inside and outside all these polling stations.

He said three meetings were held with inspector generals of police regarding security. He said the provinces should make CCTV cameras functional by 25th of this month.

The Secretary Election Commission said four hundred fifty thousand policemen and over three hundred thousand army troops will be deployed on the polling day. As many as seven hundred fifty thousand polling staff will perform duty.

He said army personnel will assist the Election Commission under law, and they will work under presiding officers.

The Secretary said for the first time a code of conduct for security personnel has been prepared.

He said for the first time watermarked ballot papers imported from Europe will be used in the elections.

Babar Yaqoob informed the committee that Returning Officers will send results to Election Commission through a special software. He said observers, most of them from EU and Commonwealth, will monitor the elections.