Security plan formed, 26,000 policemen to be deployed


By Senior Reporter

Karachi: Sindh government finalised a security plan to ensure law and order situation amid first phase of LG polls in Sindh. According to details, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah chairing a meeting said that government devised a plan to curtail any law and order situation in upcoming LG polls in 14 districts of Sindh.

He was briefed that a total of 1,985 polling station have been termed very sensitive, 3,448 as sensitive and 3,291 as normal in 4 divisions of Sindh. Over 26,000 policemen will be deployed across polling stations to maintain law and order, briefing mentioned.

CM said that government would not compromise on security and law and order. Carrying of any kinds of weapons will be prohibited on polling day under section 144, he added.

He ordered all commissioners to take political parties into confidence regarding law and order situation. All power feeders will also be advised to provide uninterrupted power supply on polling day, he added.

Murad said that cameras will be set up on police mobiles to monitor proceeding on poling day.

Meanwhile, Sindh government imposed section-144 across province to ensure conduct of Local Government elections in a peaceful manner.

Home Department under Section-144, said display of arms, public rallies and gatherings, display of provocative banners and posters and entry of male agents in female polling stations and use of mobile in polling stations would be banned on June 26 in 14 districts of Sindh.