KARACHI: More than 60,000 personnel of the Sindh Police will be required on security duty on January 15, the day of local government (LG) polls in Karachi and Hyderabad. The police have already prepared a security plan for the election.
The above assessment was made while briefing Sindh Inspector General of Police Ghulam Nabi Memon during a meeting held on Thursday regarding LG elections held in 16 districts of Karachi and Hyderabad. Sindh Secretary Dr. Mohammad Sohail Rajput presided over the meeting at the Sindh Secretariat.
Chairman of the Provincial Election Committee
The meeting was attended by Provincial Election Commissioner Ejaz Anwar Chauhan, Home Minister Saeed Ahmed Magnejo, Karachi Commissioner Mohammad Iqbal Memon, Additional IG Karachi Javed Alam Odho and others.
The Commissioner of Hyderabad and Deputy Commissioners of concerned districts participated in the meeting through video link.
The participants familiarized themselves with the security and other arrangements for the second round of the provincial assembly elections.
“Local government elections will be held at 4995 polling stations in Karachi and 3971 polling stations in Hyderabad. Closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be installed in 1675 polling stations in Karachi and 1015 polling stations in Hyderabad district,” he said. A statement issued after the meeting quoted the secretary-general as saying.
He said that the Sindh government is creating a peaceful environment for transparent, fair and secure elections as per the instructions of the Election Commission of Pakistan.
Provincial Election Commissioner Ejaz Anwar Chauhan briefed the meeting about the arrangements made by the committee in this regard.
“The National Election Security Plan has been developed. 38,233 policemen in Karachi and 24,000 policemen in Hyderabad will be on security duty,” the Sindh IG informed the meeting.
The deputy commissioners gave separate information about the security and transport plans of their districts and the situation in the polling stations.
Posted on December 16, 2022 at dawn