ISLAMABAD: The administration is bound to provide security to the candidates and their rallies ahead of the July 25 election despite not being informed beforehand, Daily Sun News News reported Wednesday night, citing a statement from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
The new plan of action for the country’s politicians and electoral candidates was announced after the ECP’s approval and a meeting between the federal election regulatory body, security officials, and the Ministries of Interior, Communications, and Law and Justice.
Sources confirmed that local authorities will be responsible for the security plans even if the party or candidate, who intends to hold a rally or meeting, does not inform them prior to the actual event.
The meeting, which all four chief secretaries joined via a video link, also concluded that the relevant policy will be implemented for the security of important politicians and candidates.
Expressing satisfaction at the ECP’s new code of conduct, the Interior Secretary said: “Almost 80 percent of the problems will be resolved should it be properly implemented.”
In this regard, the interior ministry subsequently issued instructions to the provincial governments through a notification.