The government has decided to deploy Frontier Constabulary besides Rangers for maintaining law and order situation during by-elections to be held on Sunday.
The decision was taken during a special meeting held in Islamabad on Friday regarding law and order arrangements in the by-elections. The meeting was chaired by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah.
The forum decided that the violators of fire-arms ban orders will be immediately arrested and their arms will be seized along with revocation of license.
It was also decided to set up a special control room in the Interior Ministry on Saturday and Sunday to continuously monitor the law and order situation.
Speaking on the occasion, the Interior Minister said it is our national responsibility to ensure law and order in the by-elections. He said all resources will be utilized to make security arrangements as per instructions of the Election Commission during the by-elections.
The Minister said in the light of the letter of the Chief Election Commissioner, additional security personnel will be deployed in six highly sensitive constituencies of Punjab. The most sensitive constituencies include four in Lahore, one each in Bhakkar and Multan.
He said the presence of peace spoilers and armed men in the constituencies during the by-elections is not acceptable. In this regard, he directed provincial governments and law enforcement agencies to ensure strict enforcement of firearms ban.
Source: Radio Pakistan
Category: Legal & Politics