Punjab seeks army’s deployment for election security
ISLAMABAD: The Punjab government has decided to approach the federal government to deploy the Pakistan army for security during the upcoming general election.
A senior official told the HUM Investigation Team that a letter is being written to the federal government to seek the deployment of 0.25 million army personnel, who will assist the Punjab police and other security agencies on the polling day.
He said that the decision was taken in a crucial security meeting chaired by the Punjab’s caretaker chief minister.
According to the official, the Punjab government needs an additional 0.25 million security personnel to ensure a peaceful and fair election process.
Out of the total 51,821 polling stations in Punjab, 55 per cent have been declared sensitive, and 6,600 have been declared highly sensitive.
Around 1,25,000 police personnel will perform duty at the polling stations across the province.
The Punjab government required additional personnel for polling day, besides the deployment of 0.125 million police personnel for the elections.
Punjab, with a total of 51000 polling stations, 15,829 polling stations in the province have been declared as sensitive.