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Bye-election polls arrangements reviewed

Islamabad: The Honourable Acting Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan Mr. Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan today visited Dera Ghazi Khan to review the arrangements for conduct of bye-election in the Constituencies PP-243 D. G. Khan-IV and PP-245 D. G. Khan-VI. His lordship visited some polling station of PP-243 D. G. Khan-IV and held meeting with the contesting candidates of both the constituencies with a view to hear their concerns about the arrangements regarding bye-election. After hearing their concerns, the Honourable Acting CEC assured that their all genuine concerns will be addressed in accordance with law.

2- The Honourable Acting CEC also presided over a high level meeting with the district administration in the committee room of the Commissioner’s office. The officer of the other concerned departments including Regional Police Officer were also present in the meeting.

The District Returning Officer, District Coordination Officer and District Police Officer, Dera Ghazi Khan gave detailed presentation regarding arrangements for bye-elections, including contingency plan for deployment of security personnel at the polling station and general maintenance of law and order in the area of constituencies.

3- The representative of United Nations Development Program (UNDP) also gave a presentation about the launching training program, according to which they will impart training to the polling staff before the date of poll for the said bye-elections.
4- The Honourable Acting CEC at the close of the meeting directed all concerned that fool proof arrangements be made to ensure smooth, peaceful and transparent bye-elections in the constituencies to the satisfaction of all stakeholders. The Commissioner and Regional Police Officer, D. G. Khan assured the chair that all-out efforts will be made to ensure the successful conduct of bye-elections in the said constituencies.

For more information, contact:
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)
Election Commission of Pakistan Secretariat
Election House, Constitution Avenue G-5/2, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 920 1975, +9251 920 6062
Fax: +9251 920 5402, +9251 920 5300

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