Biometric System and CCTV Installation at NA-246 Constituency - Rangers

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Tuesday, 14 April 2015 18:42

KARACHI: Rangers have called in a unique demand, first time ever by any law enforcement agency, of instating Biometric system and CCTV in the upcoming by-elections in NA-246 constituency. 

The paramilitary force, responsible for the peace during the by-election in NA-246 constituency, in a letter to the Interior Ministry and Director General NADRA, suggested Close-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras and biometric machines to be put up in the 213 polling stations and 770 polling booths in NA-246 constituency. The said will ensure transparent, effective and smooth procession.

Rangers further iterated that if the said is not possible for all polling booths then at least 372 booths designated for female voters should be considered at priority. They pointed out that around 55 buildings remain sensitive and said provision remains a must in them.

According to the Election Commission Pakistan (ECP), this is the first time in the history of the country that an LEA has demanded installation of biometric system for the aforementioned elections.

Authorities have already directed deployment of Rangers personnel in and outside the polling stations to curb rigging during the all-important elections.

Earlier, various concerned quarters of the country and political parties demanded deployment of security personnel, including Pakistan Army troops to deal with any untoward incident on polling day.

The political parties seen as strong contestants in the NA-246 by-polls include Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jamat-e-Islami (JI).

The seat in the constituency fell vacant after MQM candidate Nabeel Gabool resigned from his position due to difference with the party.

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