All set to hold LG polls in Khairpur district


KHAIRPUR: All arrangements have been finalized to hold local bodies’ election in all eight talauks of district Khairpur. The 328 polling stations have been declared sensetive.

This was disclosed by district returning officer (DRO) and deputy commissioner Khairpur Munawar Ali Mithiani while addressing a meeting regarding security, transport and communications for local government election 2015 at Darbar Hall DC Office Khairpur on Tuesday.

The meeting was attended among others by SSP Khairpur Pir Mohammad Shah, Rangers Major Imran, all returning officers, rangers officials and other departments’ officials.

Munawer Ali Mithaini said that they will get help from Pakistan Army and rangers for holding the election in peaceful manner. He urged all returning officers to remain in close contact with rangers, police and other agencies. He asked the candidates to implement the code of ethics, and directed ROs to display code of ethics on notice boards.

SSP Khairpur informed the meeting that 6000 cops, army men and rangers personnel will be posted at all sensitives polling stations and a DSP level officer will be with one RO.

He said that 328 polling station had been declared as sensitive out of 796 polling stations, and 17 platoons will be posted at polling stations, while patrolling of law and enforcement agencies will also be increased before the poling days. SSP said that all arrangements had been finalized and full security will be provided to all electoral staff.

Returning Officer Faiz Gunj Ghulam Mustafa informed the meeting that they had 52 polling station for two town committees and six union councils. RO Kingri/Pir Jo Goth Mohammad Usman informed that 80 poling stating had been set up. RO Khairpur Zeeshan Haneef informed that 46 polling station had been set up for six UCs. RO Gambat Zamir Ahmed Jagirani informed that 91 polling station had been set up for five UCs. RO Gambat-2 Mohammad Hafeez informed that 28 polling stations had been set up for five UCs. RO Sobhodero Ayaz Hussain informed that 19 polling stations had been set up for three town committees, while 42 other polling stations had been set up for union councils.

RO Tharimirwah Aftab Ahmed informed the meeting that 538 polling stations had been formed. RO Tharimirwah-2 Allah Bachayo Bhatti informed that 63 police stations had been formed for five UCs. RO-2 Faiz Gunj Zahid Hussain Rajper told that 20 polling stations had been set up for four UCs. RO Kotdiji Haq Nawaz Shar informed that 59 polling station had been formed for three town committees and six UCs, while RO-2 Kotdiji has 46 polling stations and 7 UCs. RO Nara Aijaz Ali Halepoto informed the meeting that 44 polling stations had been set up.

RO-2 Khairpur Tariq Ali Nizamani said that 80 polling stations had been set up for three town committees and one municipal committee. RO Noor Mohammad informed that 34 polling stations had been set up for 5 UCs in his jurisdiction.