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Army to be deployed at polling stations

- December 13, 2012 - Updated 1556 PKT - From Web Edition

ISLAMABAD: Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Ishtiaque Ahmed said the army would be deployed inside and outside at polling stations in Karachi, FATA along with sensitive areas of Balochistan.


During a news conference following the ECP meeting, Ahmed said the new delimitation of constituencies in Karachi will be carried out in accordance with the orders of the Supreme Court.


He said the door-to-door verification of voters in Karachi, where 8.6 million voters are presently registered, will take 65 days to complete and for this services of 18,000 government servants will be obtained.


Letters, in this connection, will be sent to the provincial election commissioner, defence secretary and corps headquarters, the Secretary CEC said.


He informed the media men that the work of the Election Commission will begin following the dissolution of the Parliament on completion of its five-year term on March 16.

Reader Comments
This will be the end of bogus mandate.

Once again, SC made a discriminatory decision. Rules are rules and in democracy, it should apply to all and not Karachi only. I hope someone checks the voter list in KP, 50% Afghan will be on the list, same in other provinces. For free election, Army should be deployed in all polling stations in Pakistan.

and what about rigging in recent by polls by pmln????? or "sharifs" will remain the untouchables..

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