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LB polls in Sindh: Over 37000 Policemen to be deployed at Polling Stations

Ladies police force of 4,287 is also being arranged for the election duty – IG Police

There are 8724 polling stations in 14 districts of which 1985 have been declared as most sensitive, 3448 sensitive and 3291 normal.

Sindh Courier

Karachi

Over 37000 policemen would be deployed at polling stations in 14 districts of four divisions of Sindh to ensure peace during the first phase of Local Bodies’ elections being held on June 26, 2022.

“The total number would come to 37189 that also includes deployment of 10,644 personnel from Quick Reaction Force (QRF)” Inspector General of Police Ghulam Nabi Memon shared the details in two meetings on maintaining law and order during the Local Bodies’ polls, on Tuesday. A meeting was presided over by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and the other one by Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput.

IG Police informed that there would be 8724 polling stations in all the 14 districts of which 1985 have been declared as most sensitive, 3448 sensitive and 3291 normal.

Giving breakup of the deployment, he told that policemen would be deployed at the polling stations in the light of their sensitivity. “Some 9925 policemen would be on duty at 1985 most sensitive polling stations, 10,344 at sensitive polling stations and 6276 at 3291 normal polling stations.”

The IG told the chief minister that a police force of 12012, including 300 from Karachi, 6607 police training centers, 305 CTD, 200 crime branch, 4100 Hyderabad and 500 from SRP have also been arranged for their deployment at the polling stations.

The IGP said that a ladies police force of 4,287 is also being arranged for the election duty.

The chief minister directed the Home department to impose Section 144 against display of arms during local bodies’ elections.

He also directed the concerned divisional commissioners and the police to ask the candidates and their party leadership to keep their supporters/workers under control.

Murad Ali Shah directed the IG police to mobilize CCTV-mounted vehicles in the polling areas for close monitoring of the activities.

The meeting was attended by IG Police Ghulam Nabi Memon, Home Secretary Saeed Mangnijo, Commissioner Karachi Iqbal Memon, Additional IG Karachi Javed Odho and concerned DIGs. The commissioners of Mirpurkhas, Larkana, Sukkur and Mirpurkhas divisions attended the meeting through video link (PR).

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