LANDI KOTAL: Khyber tribal district’s police officer Mohammad Hussain on Monday issued a security advisory to all the candidates contesting elections for the three provincial assembly seats, cautioning them about urgent revision of security protocols owing to emerging threat perception in order to ensure safe and peaceful conduct of polls on July 20.

It sought cooperation of the contesting candidates in intimating to the local police station a day in advance about the candidate’s own campaign-related activities and at least three days in advance about that of any main leader of a political party.

The candidates were advised to restrict their movement at unpredictable timings and routes, and security guards and police protection provided to them as per rules should be utilised and sensitised time and again both for the safety and security of candidates and general public.

The candidates were further advised to depute at least eight to 10 local volunteers at the site of a public gathering during the campaign as such people knew well the local population.

Published in Dawn, July 9th, 2019

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