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Police declare 53 polling stations in Islamabad as sensitive: report

ISLAMABAD: The Special Branch of Islamabad police have declared 53 out of 750 polling stations in Islamabad sensitive for polling on July 25 in connection with general elections-2018, local media has reported.

According to the police’s confidential report, the political workers of opposing candidates can resort to violence at these polling stations which may lead to loss of life and property.

18 of such polling stations fall under Koral police station’s jurisdiction, 3 under Nilor police station, 4 under Industrial Area police station and 2 under Shehzad Town, Sihala, Kohsar and Bani Gala police stations each. Similarly, 3 police stations falling under the limits of Bhara Kahu police station and 11 under the limits of Aabpara police station have been declared sensitive.

Meanwhile, the ICT Administration has planned to ensure strict implementation of Election Commission’s code of conduct for the general elections-2018 in Islamabad Capital Territory. The decision to this effect was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by the Chief Commissioner Islamabad, Joudat Ayaz here on Friday. The participants of the meeting reviewed general law and order situation in Islamabad with reference to upcoming general elections and security arrangements for the Election Commission buildings, polling staff and polling stations including printing press security matters.

Chief Commissioner, Islamabad Joudat Ayaz, while addressing the participants of the meeting, directed them to ensure effective coordination among all the concerned departments and timely sharing intelligence reports. ADC (G) Shoaib Ali informed the meeting that contingency plan is being finalised in coordination with all the concerned departments and with active support of the law-enforcement agencies. He further told the meeting that all the facilities at the polling stations including drinking water, electricity, ramps for the disabled, washrooms would be ensured and survey in this regard has been completed. He further said that installation of CCTV cameras at the polling station would be ensured.

The meeting was informed of the establishment of a control room at the office of Deputy Commissioner Islamabad on the occasion of general elections and main control room will be established in Safe City Control Room and the polling stations would be connected with the safe city center.

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