Elections 2024: Interim govt allocates Rs17 billion for security
- Web Desk
- Dec 28, 2023
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday allocated Rs17 billion for security related to the upcoming general election in 2024, sources said.
A meeting was held to overview the security arrangements for the upcoming general elections scheduled to be held on February 08, 2024.
According to well-informed sources, the meeting – attended by the Inspector Generals (IGs) of all four provinces – briefed the meeting members about the polling day security arrangements.
Reports indicate that to ensure a peaceful election in the country, a total of 600,000 police officials are necessarily required.
Sources further revealed that only 200,000 police officials are currently available leaving a significant shortfall, with an additional 400,000 personnel required to meet the basic security requirements for the upcoming general elections.
Meanwhile, 58 percent of polling stations declared sensitive. INP