ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) approached the Ministry of Interior on Saturday to demand foolproof security arrangements for Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja following “a few suspicious movements” seen around from him.
The ECP made a request a day after it decided to hear the Pakistan Opposition Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) foreign funding case daily to settle the case within 30 days in a bid to put in implements an ordinance of Islamabad. Supreme Court.
The letter addressed to the Secretary of the Interior indicated that “unnecessary and suspicious movements had been observed” around the CEC for a few days.
“In light of the current polarized situation, ironclad security arrangements for the Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan at the Election Commission Secretariat, Islamabad, his residential apartment in Sector G-5, Islamabad, and during his travel outside of Islamabad can be taken on an immediate basis,” the letter read. It is requested that the matter be categorized as a top priority and that the required measures can be put in place, the letter said, adding that the ECP should be informed of the security measures taken for the CEC.