Army troops to be deployed from Jul 22-26 for AJK polls: ISPR

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Army troops assistance successful carrying ballot boxes successful this undated record photo.
  • Army to beryllium deployed successful Quick Reaction Force mode
  • Political parties had consented to calling successful service to guarantee harmless behaviour of polls 
  • Police, agencies, Rangers and FC to besides instrumentality portion successful ensuring instrumentality and bid connected polling day

Pakistan Army volition deploy troops successful Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) connected "Quick Reaction Force mode" from July 22 to July 26 nether Article 245 of the Constitution, the army's media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), notified connected Thursday. 

"Army has been requested by the AJK Election Commission to supply unafraid situation during AJK elections scheduled connected July 25," the connection issued by ISPR noted. 

"AJK Police, assisted by instrumentality enforcement agencies from different provinces and civilian equipped forces — including Rangers and the FC — volition beryllium employed for creaseless and peaceful behaviour of AJK elections," the connection read.

A time earlier, regular The News had reported that the governmental parties contesting the AJK Legislative Assembly predetermination had agreed connected calling successful the service for information and support. 

The work said the determination was taken with the heads of each governmental parties present. Political leaders had suggested to the AJK Election Commission that the service beryllium deployed astatine polling stations to support instrumentality and bid connected polling day.

A subordinate of the AJK Election Commission, Farhat Ali Mir, had been reported arsenic saying that the gathering had been called for the intent of seeking the governmental leadership's statement connected the deployment of the army.

Earlier, the AJK authorities had besides granted magisterial powers to service officers summoned connected July 25 to assistance the electoral assemblage and medication successful maintaining instrumentality and bid connected polling day.

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