Alert Sign Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on Dawn.com.

Alert Sign Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience

.

Security has been placed on high alert in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan to ensure peaceful elections in the province.

The authorities have closed the Pak-Afghan border at Chaman from July 24 to July 26.

1,768 polling stations have been declared 'extremely sensitive' and 768 'sensitive', out of almost 5,000 polling stations.

In Quetta, security has been tightened in and around all polling stations. DIG Police Razzaq Cheema says 6,300 policemen and 3,500 FC personnel have been deployed.

In the north of Balochistan, over 15,000 FC personnel have been deployed. Besides the FC personnel, police, and levies personnel will also be deployed outside polling stations to ensure peace.