PM to chair meeting on electoral arrangements today
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk will chair a high-level meeting over electoral arrangements on Monday.
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sardar Raza Khan will brief the attendees of the meeting on the electoral arrangements. However, the chief ministers of all the provinces, the chief secretaries and the inspectors general of police will attend the meeting.
During the meeting, the four inspector general of police from all provinces will brief about the election security plan for upcoming general election 2018.
Earlier, the CEC gave proposal to the caretaker prime minister for such meeting during the visit of the PM to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) main office last week.
Secretary Election Commission Babar Khawaja will brief the meeting on the preparations for the upcoming general elections. The meeting will take decisions for ensuring free, fair and transparent elections and security arrangements for the politicians and candidates.
The Election Commission has declared 20,000 polling stations as sensitive. The provincial governments will brief the meeting on security arrangements. The secretary defence will brief the meeting on printing of ballot papers and its supply on election day under the supervision of the Army, and deployment of Army at polling stations. The Defence Ministry has already conveyed for deployment of 350,000 troops in polling stations on the election day.