Security officials deployed on polls duty to take oath for acting honestly, responsibly: ECP


ISLAMABAD (ENNS) Security officials deployed for the upcoming General Election 2018 are to take oath, according to a letter issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) here on Tuesday.

The electoral body has sent letters to the secretaries of interior and defence along with the Inspector Generals of Police of all four provinces and the capital territory.

The returning officers (ROs) will conduct the oath of security in-charges deployed in their respective districts, according to ECP’s letter.

Furthermore, the letter states that the presiding officers will take oath from the personnel deployed at polling stations.

Security personnel are to take oath before assuming their respective charges, the electoral body said. The oath will be administered to the security and polling staff in compliance with the Election Act 2017.

The affidavit, to be signed by the staff, states that the security personnel will perform their duties honestly and responsibly. It further adds that the security staff will fully implement the orders of ECP.

According to the affidavit, the security personnel will perform their duties without any discrimination or fear.

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