KARACHI: Local Government (LG) polls are underway peacefully in Karachi and Hyderabad, Inspector General Police (IGP) Ghulam Nabi Memon and chief secretary Sindh expressed satisfaction with the law and order situation.
IGP along with the chief secretary visited the various polling station and said polling is underway in a peaceful full manner.
IGP Sindh said 68 thousand policemen have deployed to the security of Karachi and Hyderabad.
“The situation in the election is better and the Secretary Election Commission is also satisfied with the security.”
He said, “the issues that have been seen in Malir are part of the routine.”
There were reports of polling being delayed in certain areas due to one reason or another.
Reacting to the delay, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General Asad Umar claimed that the election staff has not reached some of the polling stations.
He alleged that efforts are being made to spoil the polls.
Before the election, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the Sindh government requested to Interior Ministry to deploy contingents of the army during the polling but the ministry denied.
The Sindh Government requested the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to put off Election due to insufficient security and threats from the banned organization.
In an order issued by the federal interior ministry, it said the following requests from the ECP to deploy Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel outside all extremely sensitive and sensitive polling stations in Karachi Divison and Hyderabad District.
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