RAWALPINDI: 115 polling stations in the jurisdiction of Rawalpindi and Chaklala cantonments have been declared sensitive. The administration therefore has decided to deploy rangers at the most vulnerable polling stations.
According to the details, a conference was held at Station Headquarters under the chair of Station Commanders to analyze the security situation of the polling stations and to prepare a security plan for the elections of 25th April.
The conference was attended by all the four Returning Officers of Rawalpindi and Chaklala Cantonment Boards.
According to the sources, from a total of 216 polling stations of the 10 Wards of Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB), 68 polling stations have been declared as the most vulnerable ones.
In the conference, 115 polling stations were marked as vulnerable and will be monitored by police, whereas the rangers will be on standby position.
68 polling stations, which were highlighted in the conference having the vulnerability level of ‘category A’, will be under the eye of rangers.
The sources told that it was decided in the conference that to ensure peaceful voting, rangers will be alert to tackle any untoward situation and the polling stations will be handover to them if any unpleasant or unexpected situation happens.
The same planning has been prepared for the polling in Chaklala Cantonment Board (CCB). Its 47 polling stations from a total of 90 polling stations and 350 polling booths have been put under the ‘category A’ i.e. the most vulnerable ones which will be monitored by rangers like the 68 polling stations of RCB. DNA