July 17 by-election: Sana reviews measures to maintain peace
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Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah presided over a meeting to review security steps for the upcoming by-elections on July 17.
The participants expressed satisfaction at the security steps taken to maintain law and order to create an environment conducive to conducting free, fair, and peaceful polls.
The meeting decided to deploy Army, Rangers, and Frontier Constabulary for maintaining law and order during the by-elections.
The government imposed a ban on the display of arms and violation will result in immediate arrest, seizure of arms, and revocation of licence.
Based on intelligence reports, it was also decided to ban the entry of miscreants in the by-election constituencies. The moot took up reports regarding 300 armed men brought from Gujarat to Lahore and decided to adopt precautionary measures.
A special control room will be set up in the Interior Ministry on July 16 and 17
It is our national responsibility to ensure law and order, Rana Sanaullah said, adding that all resources would be utilized for holding peaceful polling.
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 minister said.
Law enforcement agencies should take precautionary measures against miscreants on the basis of intelligence reports, he said adding miscreants and troublemakers are intolerable.