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Govt ordered to make arrange for Jan 15 LG vote in Karachi, Hyderabad

Sindh Govt ordered to make arrangements for Jan 15 LG votes in Karachi, Hyderabad

Preparations for Karachi & Hyderabad Transparent Local Body Elections.

On Thursday, Sindh Chief Secretary Dr. Muhammad Sohail Rajput presided over a meeting at the Sindh Secretariat to evaluate preparations for local government (LG) elections on 15 Jan in 16 districts in the Karachi and Hyderabad divisions.

Sindh Election Commissioner Ejaz Anwar Chauhan, Home Secretary Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo, IGP Sindh Ghulam Nabi Memon, Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Iqbal Memon, and Additional IG Karachi Javed Alam Odho all attended the meeting in person.

Meanwhile, the Hyderabad commissioner and several deputy commissioners joined the meeting through video link. The conference went over security and other preparations for the province’s second phase of local body elections. 4,995 polling booths would be set up in Karachi and 3,971 in Hyderabad. According to the chief secretary.

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He stated that the CCTV cameras would be deployed at 1,675 highly sensitive polling sites in Karachi and 1,015 polling stations in Hyderabad. The chief secretary asked the Karachi and Hyderabad commissioners to ensure that all polling booths have the requisite facilities.

“In light of the Election Commission of Pakistan’s guidelines and recommendations, the Sindh government is building a peaceful environment for transparent, fair, and secure general elections,” he emphasized. The Sindh IGP stated that a security strategy for the municipal elections had been established, and that 38,233 police officers would be assigned to security responsibilities in Karachi and 24,000 in Hyderabad.

All of the deputy commissioners also briefed the audience on the security and transportation plans for their particular districts, as well as the overall state of the voting stations. The chief secretary asked the school and college education secretaries to guarantee that polling stations placed in schools and colleges have access to water and electricity.

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