Addl IGP South Punjab reviews security arrangements for by-elections

MULTAN    -    A meeting was held under the chairmanship of Additional Inspector General of Police South Punjab Dr Ehsan Sadiq at DPO Office Lodhran re­garding law and order in which security arrange­ments for by-elections were reviewed.

Commissioner Multan division, Engineer Amir Khattak, Deputy Commissioner Lodhran, DPO Lodhran and District Returning Officer Election Commission attended the meeting.

DPO Lodhran Abdul Rauf Babar gave brief­ing about security arrangements on by elec­tions. Speaking on this occasion, additional IGP South directed officials to take action against law breaker elements without any discrimina­tion and ensure peaceful conduct of elections. He further ordered to monitor the movement of polling material through CCTV cameras and follow code of conduct of election commission. He directed the DPO Lodhran to ensure peaceful and fair conduct of by-elections and take stern action against miscreants and armed persons. Meanwhile, a control room has been set up at South Punjab Police Office under the supervi­sion of AIG Operations for holding peaceful by-elections in South Punjab under the directions of Additional Inspector General of Police, South Punjab, Dr Ehsan Sadiq. The 20 police officials and employees including two DSPs would per­form duty in control room and important in­formation from all the constituencies of South Punjab will be conveyed to the senior officers through the control room.

A complete security plan has also been prepared for eight constituencies of South Punjab as 11,867 police officers and employees besides Rangers and Pak Army officers also be deployed.

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