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ECP decides to summon Rangers in NA-133 by-poll

ECP has sought funds to mass produce EVMs. Source:: FILE.

LAHORE: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided deployment of Rangers by-election in the NA-133 constituency of Lahore

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sent a letter to the Punjab Home Department seeking deployment of paramilitary Rangers for holding by-election in NA-133, sources said.

The provincial election commission has not yet received any reply from the home department, according to sources.

“The election commission will decide the polling scheme for the by-election by November 20,” sources said.

According to sources, the Rangers will assist to control the law and order situation during the election.

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Police as well as the Rangers will be posted at polling stations during the by-election.

Moreover, CCTV cameras will also be installed at polling stations during the election.

The lower house seat from Lahore was vacated due to the death of PML-N MNA Pervaiz Malik, who was passed away in heart attack.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced to hold the by-election in NA-133 constituency on December 05.

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