Pakistan Army Sent to Punjab for Elections

As the nation prepares for the forthcoming general elections on February 8, Pakistan Army troops have commenced their arrival in major cities to ensure the peaceful conduct of the polls. The Punjab Home Department has confirmed the deployment of troops in cities such as Lahore, Kasur, and Sheikhupura, with plans for additional reinforcements in districts like Mandi Bahauddin, Chakwal, Jhelum, and Sargodha by tomorrow.

These soldiers, dispatched from garrisons in Lahore, Multan, Okara, Bahawalpur, and Gujranwala, are collaborating with the civil authorities to maintain law and order during the elections. Security measures include the installation of CCTV cameras at sensitive polling stations to enhance transparency.

Situated outside polling stations as part of the third tier of security, the military personnel aim to deter potential violence and bolster voter confidence. While such deployments have been seen in past elections, concerns have been voiced regarding the potential militarization of the electoral process.

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