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Preparations for general elections reviewed

By Khalid Iqbal
February 05, 2024

Rawalpindi : There should be no laxity in preparations for the general elections to be held on February 8, 2024 Chief Secretary Punjab Zahid Akhtar Zaman warned local administration, Rawalpindi here on Sunday.

Chief Secretary Punjab Zahid Akhtar Zaman can be seen in this picture released on September 7, 2020. Facebook/CEO District Health Authority Khanewal
Chief Secretary Punjab Zahid Akhtar Zaman can be seen in this picture released on September 7, 2020. Facebook/CEO District Health Authority Khanewal

Chief Secretary Punjab visited Rawalpindi Division in connection with general election arrangements. A detailed review of the security and other administrative preparations were made by the chief secretary in connection with the General Elections, 2024.

The chief secretary also visited the special control rooms established for the elections and the sensitive polling stations of Rawalpindi. Briefing on arrangements was given by Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Liaquat Ali Chatta.

He said that unconditional cooperation was being provided to the Election Commission by the divisional administration for the general elections. All arrangements including security have been completed in a timely and efficient manner, commissioner Rawalpindi said.

The commissioner said that the number of registered voters in Rawalpindi Division is approximately 75 lakh. 5,490 polling stations were established across the division, for which 3,604 buildings were used. Additional arrangements of security of polling station are being ensured, while control rooms have also been set up, he said.

Transparent conduct of elections is indispensable for our country's security and development. chief secretary Punjab said. He said that considering this as a social responsibility more than a professional one, the prescribed SOPs should be implemented. As a result of the elections, the continuity of democracy will be reinforced in the future, Zaid Akhtar Zaman said. Every possible step should be taken to carry out the code of conduct which has been decided by the Election Commission regarding the conduct of transparent and impartial elections, chief secretary Punjab concluded.