ECP awards magistrate powers to personnel deployed on polling stations

09:27 PM | 10 Jul, 2018
ECP awards magistrate powers to personnel deployed on polling stations
ISLAMABAD - Each designated officer-in-charge of armed forces deployed for security at polling stations shall exercise the power of magistrate First Class. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday issued a notification to this effect.

It said deployment of armed forces shall be made for the provision of a secure environment in conduct of the election in free, fair, and transparent manner.

It said military troops will be deployed inside and outside all the polling stations from 23rd to 27th of this month. Armed forces have been given responsibility to made foolproof security arrangements during the printing, stacking and storage of ballot papers, it added.

It further said the armed forces shall provide security during transportation of ballot papers and other materials from printing presses to respective polling stations and back to district treasuries or ECP's strong rooms.

The notification said the armed forces shall also deploy a sufficient number of mobile vigilance teams, Quick Reaction Force and reserves in all constituencies to provide a secure environment.

The notification reads that the security staff deployed on a polling station is supposed to first report to the presiding officer, then officer-in-charge, and returning officers concerned respectively if he finds any irregularity or malpractice during the election process.

The writer is a staff member. He has been affiliated with Pakistan's leading English newspapers and worked as News Producer at FM 107.4. Death (as...he is a station, and death is a longest journey from seen to unseen world), Rain, and winter's Full Moon 'Jarray ki Chandani' always fascinate him too much.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 18 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 18, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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