More than 3000 policemen to perform security duties on by-election day in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 12 (APP):To ensure effective security arrangements on by-election day (October 14) and conducive environment for voters, Islamabad police have decided to deploy more than 3000 policemen outside the polling stations in NA-53.
An elaborate security plan has been chalked out by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Islamabad Syed Mohammad Amin Bukhari after brainstorming sessions with all stakeholders to ensure foolproof security arrangements in Capital on polling day.
SSP Islamabad said that a total of 3000 policemen will perform security duties on polling day in Capital while NA-53 has been divided into four zones, six sectors and nine sub-sectors. Every zone will be supervised by an officer of SP level while sectors and sub-sectors will be headed by ASP/SDPOs and Station House Officers receptively.
Out of 315 polling stations, six has been declared extreme sensitive, 30 sensitive
while remaining 279 polling stations have been declared normal as per security point of view. A main control room has been set up at Safe City Project area while three wireless control rooms have been established.
Quick Response Force (QRF) teams have been also constituted to perform security duties in national assembly constituency of Capital i.e. NA-53 which wil be along with Zonal Commanders, Sector Commanders and Sub-Sector Commanders.
For 315 polling stations in NA-53, special teams have been constituted to avert any untoward incident and ensure security to voters. As per security plan, four SPs, six ASPs/DSPs and nine Inspectors their subordinate staff will monitor security arrangements and strict vigilance will be maintained outside polling stations.
Patrolling will be ensured by CTF vehicles and policemen on motorbikes while additional police strength will remain stand by at Aabpara police station. Parking areas will be made away from the polling stations as per instructions of Election Commission of Pakistan.
SSP Islamabad has directed all police officials to ensure special security arrangements in Capital on the by-polling day when people will cast their vote at various polling stations.
“It is our responsibility to provide voters peaceful atmosphere so that they can cast their votes in a free manner,” the SSP said adding that policemen would have to accomplish their responsibility in an impartial way.
SSP had also stressed to ensure effective information and coordination system among various police wings on this day. The professional as well as responsible attitude in this regard is compulsory to get success, the SSP maintained. He hoped that each cop of Islamabad police will leave no stone unturned to ensure peaceful atmosphere and will work with dedication as well as impartially on this important occasion.
He also directed SPs and SDPOs to monitor security arrangements themselves in their respective areas. He asked all police officials to visit in their assigned areas in different timings to check security measures.
ITP official will remain present near polling areas to ensure smooth traffic flow.