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Deployment of army suggested during elections

22 November, 2012

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Jails Manzoor Wassan returns after a meeting with Chief Election Commissioner at Election Commission Office.
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KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Prisons, Mines and Minerals, Manzoor Wasan, on Wednesday suggested the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to deploy army personnel in sensitive areas of Sindh during the forthcoming general elections.

He shared the suggestion during a meeting with the Chief Election Commissioner, Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G Ibarahim at the provincial office the Election Commission.

He told the media persons after the meeting that he suggested deployment of army personnel in sensitive areas of the province during upcoming general elections to maintain law and order.

The minister opined that that law and order situation in the Karachi would become stable before the elections.

"All the political parties have agreed on conducting targeted operation against criminals in Karachi." Wassan also supported holding of elections in the supervision of judiciary.

He said he had experienced massive rigging in elections in the past, however, said the upcoming elections would be highly transparent. "The PPP-led government will rewrite the parliamentary history of the country by conducting free and fair elections", he added.

Responding to a question, Wasan said that he did not see holding of local government elections before the general elections.

When asked about emerging of an anti-PPP electoral alliance headed by Pir Pagaro in Sindh, he said that such alliances emerged against the PPP before every election and the PPP had always countered them successfully.

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