ISLAMABAD, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan on Thursday decided to deploy army troops for security during the planned July 25 parliamentary elections, officials said.
The Election Commission of Pakistan in a high level meeting here approved army personnel deployment both inside and outside polling stations to ensure security during general elections.
Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan had called the meeting to review security arrangements for the elections of the National Assembly and four provincial assemblies, a spokesman for the commission said.
It was also decided that security would be provided during printing of the ballot papers that will start after the issuance of the final list of the candidates later this month.
Currently, election officials are holding scrutiny of the nomination papers of the candidates across the country.
The official said that monitoring cameras would be installed at 20,000 sensitive polling stations in the country.
He said close coordination would also be maintained with National Counter Terrorism Authority for security issues and security would also be provided to political leaders.