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No list of sensitive polling stations received by govt: Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Interior Minister Lieutenant General (Retd) Hamid Nawaz said Friday that Ministry of Interior has so far not received any list of sensitive polling stations from the provincial governments and added that the law and order situation in the country was conducive for holding of the upcoming general elections. Talking to media persons after a visit to new Parade Ground near Shakarparian here, he said that elections will be held across the country including Swat, tribal areas and FATA. No part of country will go without elections, he added.

He reiterated that caretaker government would facilitate the Election Commission for creating conducive atmosphere for holding of the forthcoming general elections. He said that it was the top priority of the government to maintain peace and order during the general elections at any cost. He said the Ministry has directed all provincial governments to maintain peace and order in their respective jurisdiction, adding in Swat people will cast votes as civil administration has resumed its responsibilities. The situation is improving in the area and people are anxious of exercising their right of vote.

During his visit to new Parade Ground near Shakarparian the Minister directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to complete the project by the end of January next year so that Pakistan Day parade could be held there. Chairman CDA Kamran Lashari briefed him about the project and said the multi-purpose project costing Rs. 433.133 million will also host expo centre. Te ground will have a capacity of 30,000 spectators and a parking lot would accommodate 10,000 vehicles.-SANA

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