Punjab Chief Secretary, IG express inability to provide foolproof security for polls

Punjab Chief Secretary and Inspector General Police have expressed their inability to provide foolproof security to polls for Punjab Assembly due to the country’s overall economic and law and order situation.

Briefing the Election Commission chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja in Islamabad, the chief secretary said it was not currently feasible to hold elections under current conditions.

The Punjab IGP highlighted that the police force was committed to ensuring the safety and security of all citizens, and their duty is not just limited to maintaining law and order during elections.

The IG also emphasized that the police will be deployed to protect mosques and worshipers during the upcoming month of Ramadan as well as to ensure the safety and security of officials during census and prevention of crimes.

The Election Commission’s second meeting with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor discussed the state of law and order and challenges faced in the merged districts.

Defense Secretary Lt. Gen. (R) Hamud-ul-Zaman Khan and Additional Defense Secretary Maj. Gen. Khurram Sarfaraz Khan briefed the Election Commission on the country’s current situation, borders, and army deployment in the interior during their third meeting held in the commission.

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