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Decision to Increase Security before 2024 Elections in Pakistan

Decided to increase security staff before 2024 elections in Pakistan.

Pakistani authorities have decided to increase 1000 of security personnel in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad & Karachi ahead of next month general elections 2024.

The authorities made the decision in anticipation of the elections on February 8th, taking into account potential security and terrorist threats.

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Pakistan has faced violent incidents during elections in the past. Extremists targeted many political candidates and voters.

Sources report that the first week of February will see the deployment of around 5,000 FC personnel in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan.

Police claim that during the election campaign, unknown assailants shot and killed an independent candidate of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly and two of his assistants in their car.

A senior government official told AFP that the security situation in the area is deteriorating. For this, more personnel will be sent to the polling stations on February 8.

It has been decided to deploy 1700 more FC members in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad and 400 additional in Karachi.

According to the Islamabad-based Center for Research and Security Studies, the death toll from assassination attacks last year reached a six-year high.

According to these figures, more than 1,500 civilians, security forces and militants were killed in Pakistan in the year 2023.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan:

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has become a major security issue for the country at present.

Islamabad has in the past accused the Afghan Taliban government of harboring the TTP as well as allowing them to attack Pakistani soil. However, Kabul has consistently denied these accusations by Pakistan.

In January last year, more than 80 police personnel were killed in an explosion at a mosque in Peshawar that served as police headquarters. TTP claimed responsibility for the blast.

23 soldiers were slain on behalf of this armed group when an explosive-filled vehicle struck a Khyber Pakhtunkhwa military post.

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