Pakistan to deploy 7.6 lakh security personnel, 16 lakh officials for election
Islamabad :Pakistan will deploy 16 lakh electoral officials and nearly 7.5 lakh security personnel, including soldiers for the July 25 general elections, the country’s poll body announced. Releasing the details on the number of polling staff and security personnel who will be working on the day of the election, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said there will two members of the Pakistan Army posted inside the polling station while two will be posted outside. The election is being held amidst a series of terror attacks across the country in which over 150 people, including two politicians, were killed in the restive provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan last Friday. The ECP said that 16 lakh electoral staff will be working on July 25. There will be 449,465 policemen deployed on the day of the election out of which 202,100 will be posted in Punjab and Islamabad while 100,500 policemen will be stationed in Sindh. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 87,269 policemen will be on duty, the Express Tribune reported. There will be 300,071 army personnel deployed across the country.