LAHORE -

Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Najam Sethi has said that a comprehensive security plan is being implemented to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections in the province on May 11th.

He said effective security arrangements have been made at every polling station. He was presiding over a high-level meeting at Chief Minister’s Secretariat. Provincial Ministers, Chief Secretary, Home Secretary, Inspector General Police Punjab, Additional IGs and concerned officers were present.

He said that necessary arrangements have also been made for transportation of the ballot papers from polling stations back to the District Returning Officers.

He said that all necessary measures are being taken for further improving security arrangements throughout the province.

The meeting reviewed law and order situation and security arrangements for general elections.

Addressing the meeting, Najam Sethi said that in view of the national and international situation, security arrangements have been further tightened in the province and caretaker government is strictly implementing the security plan.

He said that necessary measures have been taken across the province to ensure transparent and peaceful elections while control rooms at divisional and district level are fully functional.

He said that the ban on carrying mobile phones into polling stations will be strictly enforced and necessary instructions have been issued to the concerned authorities in this regard.

Najam Sethi said that necessary arrangements have also been made for facilitating the representatives of national and international media in the coverage of elections at divisional and district levels.

Provincial Home Secretary and IG Police gave a briefing on law and order situation in the province and security arrangements.