ISLAMABAD   -   The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday approached the Ministry of Interior seeking foolproof security arrangements for Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja in the wake of “some suspicious movement” being observed around him.

The ECP made a request a day after it decided to hear the foreign funding case of the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on a daily basis to dispose of the matter within 30 days in a bid to implement an order of the Islamabad High Court.

The letter addressed to the interior secretary stated that “unnecessary and suspicious movement had been observed” around the CEC for the last few days.

“In the light of the present polarized situation, foolproof security arrangements for the Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan at the Election Commission Secretariat, Islamabad, his residential apartment in Sector G-5, Islamabad, and during his travel outside Islamabad may be made on an immediate basis,” reads the letter. It is requested that the matter may be assigned top priority and required measures may be put in place, the letter says, adding that the ECP should be intimated about the security measures taken for the CEC.