ECP: (Negligence not to be tolerated in LG polls’ second phase: CEC)

ISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (r) Sardar Mohammad Raza Khan on Wednesday said that negligence would not be tolerated in second phase of Local Government (LG) elections in Punjab and Sindh.

Chairing an important meeting here, the CEC directed district returning officers to use their powers to make successful the second phase of LG elections scheduled to be held on November 19. He called upon all the institutions to play their role in maintaining peace during the polls.

Defence secretary, interior secretary and police inspector generals (IGs) of Punjab and Sindh were also present in the meeting. The police chiefs of Punjab and Sindh gave briefing about law and order situation in the provinces.

Meanwhile, Election Commission of Pakistan secretary said sensitive localities in both the provinces have been marked. Punjab and Sindh governments have submitted the application seeking deployment of the army and Rangers personnel, the secretary added.