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A severe lack of funds provided to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police force in the run-up to the elections has raised fears that security arrangements for the polls ─ just six days away ─ in the province will be greatly affected.

Police high-ups told DawnNewsTV on Thursday that despite the police department submitting a Rs369 million election budget proposal to the provincial government, only Rs169m had been released, an amount they believe is insufficient to provide adequate security for the election exercise.

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