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Army’s help will not be taken in elections, says caretaker GB chief minister – Pakistan

Gilgit-Baltistan Caretaker Chief Minister Mir Afzal on Friday mentioned assist wouldn’t be taken from the Pakistan Military within the upcoming elections for the Legislative Meeting.

Elections on the 24 normal seats of the GB Legislative Meeting shall be held on Nov 15, in response to a notification signed by President Arif Alvi final month.

In a press convention right now, Afzal mentioned assist would solely be taken from police and paramilitary forces through the elections.

We are going to show that police and paramilitary forces have full functionality to assist with conducting the elections,” he mentioned.

We are going to set an instance for the entire nation by conducting GB elections with out [help from] the military,” he added.

Neverthelessmilitary officers could possibly be posted in “delicate areas” relying on the situations, he mentioned.

Afzal mentioned the caretaker authorities was “impartial” and would examine if proof of rigging was discovered.

Ban on go to of PM, govt officers

In the meantime, the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) banned the prime minister and different authorities officers from visiting GB till elections have been held.

Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Election Commissioner Raja Shahbaz Khan, in a press conventionmentioned that in response to the foundations of conduct of the election fee, no authorities official may go to the area or run an election marketing campaign.

He mentioned the PML-N had misplaced management of its staff and was now levelling allegations of “political engineering” towards the ECP.

Expressing the resolve to conduct “clear elections at any price“, Khan mentioned assist can be taken from GB Scouts, Rangers, police and Frontier Corps.

Khan too mentioned that the military would solely be posted at delicate polling stations. “Preparations for the elections are being made in response to the coronavirus scenario,” he added.

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