Security measures for LB elections

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The city police have put in place comprehensive and effective security measures to ensure law and order during the local government elections to be held on 31, a police spokesman said on Thursday.

The spokesman said that about 18,000 policemen along with other law enforcement agencies personnel would perform duties in the city to provide security to people.

He said that additional police personnel would also be deployed at 890 sensitive polling stations while 7,000 policemen would perform duties at 3,332 polling stations.

About 351 teams of Quick Response Force (QRF) would conduct patrolling on the day of local bodies elections in the city, the spokesman added.

He said the city had been divided into 12 zones under the security plan and a superintendent of police (SP) would supervise each zone to ensure law and order.

He said that an additional 6,000 policemen would be called in from other districts.

The city police would install 1,200 walkthrough gates at polling stations.

He said that the metropolitan police was utilising all available resources to keep a peaceful environment for local bodies elections and provide foolproof security to people.

The DIG said that the city police would effectively implement and enforce the code of conduct of the Election Commission of Pakistan.