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GHQ declines to deploy Army, Rangers at Sindh polling stations

Interior Ministry says Army, Rangers will act only as quick response force

January 11, 2023 02:12 PM


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The General Headquarters (GHQ) has declined to deploy Army and Rangers personnel at polling stations during local body elections in Sindh, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The federal government has informed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) about the GHQ decision.

In a letter to the ECP, the Interior Ministry said that deployment of 20,000 personnel of Army and Rangers was sought at sensitive and most sensitive polling stations but the GHQ conveyed that the they could not spare such a large number of personnel.

The ministry in the letter further stated that the Army and Rangers will be deployed only as a quick response force.

 

Reporter Usman Khan



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