Minister directed Punjab police to beef up security

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Lahore: Home Minister Punjab Shoukat Javed Monday directed the Punjab Police to beef up security and intensify round the clock patrolling to fully ensure conduct of fair, free, impartial and peaceful general elections besides providing proper protection to all electoral candidates across the province.
Unfolding the salient features of the final security plan here on Monday at his office while talking to media , he said that 47837 personnel will escort the election staff for delivery of election material at all polling stations set up for 141 national assembly and 297 Punjab assemblies constituencies throughout the province.
He said that a heavy contingents of 1,31,000 Punjab police personnel assisted by 8500 Police Qaumi Razakar will conduct day and night patrolling in and around all the polling stations.
He said Police Reserves and anti riots force will also be at the disposal of all District Police Officer to meet any emergency. He said that troops of Punjab Rangers will be on call to assist the civil administration in case of any untoward mishap. The police will majorly be responsible for maintaining order outside the polling stations. No one will be allowed to harass voters, snatch their CNICs. “The jawan will inform their senior as well as the ECP about any such misbehaviour,” he said.

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