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Holding free, fair elections a tough task, says chief secretary

–Interior secretary exchanges views with chief secretaries on law and order situation

–Chief secretary, police IG visit model polling station

–20,000 CCTV cameras to be installed at 5673 polling stations

KARACHI:  The fair and peaceful holding of 2018 general election is a great task which requires special attention and interest of all stakeholders, Sindh Chief Secretary retired Major Azam Suleman Khan expressed these views while visiting a model polling station at Government College of Commerce and Economics, Karachi.

Provincial Election Commissioner Muhammad Yousuf Khan Khatak, Sindh IGP Amjad Javed Saleemi, Secretaries of Sindh government Haroon Ahmed Khan Home, Sajid Jamal Abro Gen Admin, Syed Mohsin Ali Shah Implementation & Coordination, Commissioner Karachi Mohammad Saleh Farooqi, Additional IGP Sindh Mushtaq Maher, all six deputy commissioners of Karachi and other senior officers were present.

The Chief Secretary Sindh stressed the need to arrange all necessary facilities on the sensitive polling stations, specifically, he maintained that generators and UPS must be arranged as the polling staff would settle the arrangements there, during the night before the polling day.  He categorically noted that special focus overall installations of CCTV Cameras at all improvised polling stations, numbering 191, across the Province of Sindh.  He also emphasised on maintaining the congenial atmosphere on the polling station to the voters to go and pro the polling stations for casting their votes.

Earlier, National Radio and Telecom Corporation (NRTC) Managing Director Brig Taufeeq Ahmed briefed that the training is being imparted to technical staff for operating the CCTV cameras on all 5673 polling stations, all over the province, where 20,000 (Twenty Thousand) CCTV cameras are being installed. He assured that all polling stations complete in all respect shall be handed over to the provincial Election Commission, till July 22, 2018.

VIDEO CONFERENCE AMONG SECRETARIES:

Meanwhile, a video conference amongst the Interior Secretary, Government of Pakistan, Yousuf Nasim Khokar and all provincial chief secretaries held on Wednesday morning. The Chief Secretary Sindh Major (r) Azam Suleman Khan presented three security points, i.e. arranging security of the heads of main political parties, need to reduce the holding of corner meeting and enhance to strengthening inter-provincial coordination and cooperation with the specific  reference inter-provincial borders security , in view of streamlining the intelligence sheering, so that law and order situation be maintained sufficiently to comply with the code of conduct of ECP for 2018 general elections. The Chief Secretary defined that these points on materialization could help to save the country from any untoward situation. The Secretary Interior expressed satisfaction on the Election process in all provinces, he also stressed the need to do the need full to establish law and order more efficiently.



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