4,700 cops to be deployed in Khyber during polls

Updated July 16, 2019

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The cops would be assisted by quick response force, ladies police and bomb disposal unit. — APP/File
The cops would be assisted by quick response force, ladies police and bomb disposal unit. — APP/File

PESHAWAR: The city police will deploy more than 4,700 cops to ensure peace during the upcoming polls in Khyber tribal district and Hassankhel region of Peshawar.

A police statement issued here on Monday said they had chalked out a security plan for the July 20 provincial assembly polls in the district. It said more than 4,700 cops would be deployed at 369 polling stations across the district and Hassankhel.

It said the cops would be assisted by quick response force, ladies police and bomb disposal unit.

The statement said of the total cops, 3,792 would be deployed to secure 342 polling stations of Khyber district while 942 cops would secure 27 polling stations in Hassankhel.

Published in Dawn, July 16th, 2019