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CS asks officials to finalise arrangements for elections

By Bureau report
December 09, 2023

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Secretary Nadeem Aslam Chaudhary on Friday directed commissioners and deputy commissioners to establish special contact with district election commissioners to finalize arrangements for the general elections as soon as possible.

According to a handout, the chief secretary reviewed preparations for the general elections at a meeting.Additional chief secretary (ACS)-Home, ACS, secretaries, Local Government, Finance departments, Police, and Election Commission of Pakistan ECP’s officials.

A woman casts her vote in Pakistans general election at a polling station during the general election in Lahore, Pakistan, on July 25, 2018. — AFP
A woman casts her vote in Pakistan's general election at a polling station during the general election in Lahore, Pakistan, on July 25, 2018. — AFP

The ACS Home gave a detailed briefing to the participants about the steps taken by the provincial government for preparations for the upcoming general elections slated for February 8, next year. The chief secretary said that holding transparent, free, and fair elections is the first priority of the provincial government. He directed the officials to ensure the provision of drinking water, washrooms, ramps for disabled persons, and the installation of CCTV cameras at the polling stations as instructed by the ECP. The chief secretary ordered the availability of polling staff and security arrangements for the general elections.