ISLAMABAD - The federal government has decided to deploy 10,000 security personnel including FC and Rangers to control law and order situation during the general elections in Azad Kashmir scheduled to be held on June 26. Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo informed this during a joint press conference held at the Ministry of Interior. The Interior Minister informed the media persons that the AJK government had demanded 19,000 troops to control the law and order situation in the upcoming elections and initially it had been decided to provide 10,000 troops for this purpose. The polling stations will be divided into sensitive and very sensitive categories, he said. He said that the purpose of the deployment of the security was to make the AJK elections transparent and free of every kind of rigging. He said that carrying of armed weapons would be prohibited one day prior to the scheduled date of elections. Section 144 will be imposed on the day of general elections to make sure that no person will enter into the polling vicinity with any weapon, he added. The minister said that it had been decided that local SHOs, DCOs and DPOs would form committees under the head of local politicians that would inform the administration about the possibility of any untoward incident. Any person responsible for creating bad security situation will be detained as last resort, he informed adding that that they had taken on board the Chief Secretaries and Home Secretaries of all the four provinces, Gilgit Baltistan and Chief Secretary of AJK to make sure holding the elections in a peaceful environment. Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo on the occasion said the government wanted to make the election free and fair and more troops would be deployed for this purpose. We have also taken on board all the political parties in this regard, he added. To a question he said that PPP had distributed tickets among the candidates in AJK elections after proper screening and hearing all.