Smartphones may be used for monitoring in polling stations if CCTV not available


LAHORE: The Punjab government may use smartphones for monitoring at polling stations where CCTV cameras are not available, Dawn reported on Friday.

The issue was discussed during a meeting reviewing security arrangements for the elections.  The meeting was headed by chief minister Punjab, senior government officials, intelligence officials and the Punjab inspector general of police.

It was agreed during the meeting to ensure that all proper arrangements are made for security and that alternative mechanisms are developed to record activities in stations where CCTV cameras are not available.

Transportation of election material and results from the polling stations would also be the responsibility of the army to ensure safety.

It was proposed during the meeting that senior leaders of the political parties be sensitised to the security arrangements being made for them in order to avoid threatening incidents.

Police has also been directed to monitor those on the fourth schedule list, radicalised or anti-social groups.