ECP chief requests COAS to provide security for elections
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In the letter, the Chief Election Commissioner appreciated the cooperation of the Pakistan Army in the last elections and said that Pakistan Army played an exemplary role in the most sensitive polling stations in the by-elections and local body elections including the last general elections.
In this regard, the sources further said that the letter sent by Sikandar Sultan Raja said that it is hoped that the Pakistan Army will perform its services in the best possible way in the forthcoming by-elections and local body elections.
In view of the unrest and violent incidents in the Karachi and Lahore by-elections, the services of the Pakistan Army are being sought.
Sindh local body phase is scheduled for June 26, by-elections in PK-7 Swat are scheduled for June 26 and by-elections in 20 constituencies of Punjab are scheduled for July 17.
The second phase of Sindh local body elections is scheduled for July 24 and NA-245 Karachi by-elections are scheduled for July 27.
The letter directed immediate action on the incidents of unrest, firing and ballot box snatching in the recent by-elections of NA-240.