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33 special teams to patrol capital

November 29, 2015

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ISLAMABAD: As many as 33 teams, comprising police and Rangers personnel, will patrol the city during the LG polls on Monday.

At a meeting held to finalise security measures on Saturday, it was decided that each team would be assigned an area covering eight to 12 polling stations. About 640 polling stations will be set up in 326 buildings.

The meeting was informed that 600 army personnel had been sought by the police, who would be patrolling the city as quick response force teams.

In addition, 18 teams were also constituted under the supervision of an SP and SDPOs concerned. Another team of 10 personnel would be provided to all 22 police stations in the city to maintain law and order.

Each of the 22 police stations would be provided two platoons of the Frontier Constabulary (FC), each comprising 34 personnel.

The FC personnel would remain on standby to meet any untoward incident.

Out of the total polling stations, 62 have been put in ‘A’ category (sensitive), 208 in ‘B’ and 56 in the ‘C’ category.

Polling stations were declared sensitive in the light of a report prepared by the police’s Special Branch.

Six polling stations each were declared sensitive in Koral, Kohsar and Ramna, five each in Nilor and Industrial Area, four each in Karachi Company, Bhara Kahu, Sihala, Noon and Sabzi Mandi, three in Golra, two each at Tarnol, Aabpara, Khanna and Shahzad Town and one each at Lohi Bher, Secretariat and Banigala.

Published in Dawn, November 29th, 2015