Sindh Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah reviews security arrangements; issues directives to police and administration
By-polls in NA-249 will be held on April 29; Provincial Election Commissioner says violations of the Code of Conduct will not be tolerated
Karachi: A meeting, held here at Sindh Secretariat on Thursday decided to install CCTV cameras at sensitive and highly sensitive polling stations for holding transparent by-elections in NA-249 Karachi constituency scheduled on April 29, 2021.
Provincial Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah, who presided over the meeting, reviewed the security and administrative arrangements for the by-election.
Provincial Election Commissioner Ejaz Anwar Chauhan, Commissioner Karachi Naveed Ahmed Sheikh, Secretary School Education Ahmed Bukhsh Narejo, Secretary College Education Khalid Haider Shah, DIG South Javed Akbar Riaz, Regional Election Commissioner Karachi Syed Nadeem Haider, Deputy Commissioner West Saleemullah Odho, DC Kiamari Mukhtiar Ali Abro, SSP Kiamari Fida Hussain Janwari and SSP West Ms. Suhai Aziz Talpur attended the meeting.
Provincial Election Commissioner Ejaz Anwar Chauhan informed that the the number of registered voters in NA-249 is 339405 and there are 277 polling stations.
He added that the violations of the Code of Conduct will not be tolerated in elections. “Violations of the Code of Conduct in Daska (Punjab) elections caused problems,” he told and appreciated the steps taken by Sindh Government that made it possible to conduct peacefully the by-polls in Sanghar, Umerkot and Malir in Sindh.
It was decided at the meeting that CCTV cameras would be installed at sensitive and highly sensitive polling stations during by-polls in NA-249.
Chief Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah said that all possible facilities would be provided to the Election Commission by the provincial government. He directed the Commissioner Karachi to remain in touch with the Provincial Election Commissioner for further arrangements.
He directed the police officers to ensure security during the election campaign of political parties. He further directed the concerned Deputy Commissioner to ensure the provision of necessary missing facilities at the polling stations.
DIG South gave a briefing on security arrangements during the elections.(PR)