50pc polling stations of Karachi sensitive: police

KARACHI: Additional Inspector General Police AIGP Karachi Ghulam Shabbir Sheikh said on Monday that 50 percent polling stations of Karachi are sensitive and police and rangers will man them during coming general elections.

He was addressing a 3day seminar for Police Instructional Staff on ‘Strengthening Law Enforcement Responses and Action against Internal Trafficking and ILO Project’ jointly organized by Police Department Government of Sindh and International Labour Organization ILO at local hotel here.

He said out of 4000 polling stations of the city around 50 percent polling stations are sensitive. He said the West district is most sensitive area of the city from the election point view. He disclosed that police are preparing the lists of sensitive polling stations of the city and they along with ranger personnel will perform election duties, while the services of army could also be sought if needed.

He further said the services of retired police personnel and well reputed private security agencies’ guards also be taken for general election duties.

AIG Karachi said number of bonded labours is higher in Punjab province as compared to Sindh. He said in Sindh traditional Hari culture is strong.