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Rangers to be deployed ahead of Punjab by-elections

22 Jun, 2022
<p>A woman casts her ballot while other wait for their turn at a polling station during the general election in Karachi, Pakistan, July 25, 2018.
Source: Reuters</p>

A woman casts her ballot while other wait for their turn at a polling station during the general election in Karachi, Pakistan, July 25, 2018. Source: Reuters

The Punjab government approved on Wednesday the decision to deploy Rangers across the province during the by-elections for the seats vacated after the de-notification of the dissident lawmakers of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

The Cabinet Committee on Law and Order gave its approval and a request was sent to the Election Commission and federal government.

The Election Commission had announced the by-polls on 20 vacant seats of the Punjab Assembly to be held on July 17.

The ECP had de-notified dissident PTI MPAs who had voted for PML-N’s Hamza Shahbaz in the Punjab chief minister’s election on May 23.