Karachi: Section 144 has been implemented in Sindh for two months as local body elections near, said a notification issued by the Sindh Home Department.
The decision has been made to ensure peace and order in the province during the local body elections. According to Section 144, there will be a complete ban on carrying weapons.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah chaired a meeting earlier in which he instructed the Home Secretary Dr. Saeed Ahmed Magnejo to implement Section 144 in the province.
The chief minister said that a law and order situation was created in the Karachi by-elections. Such situations must be avoided and the Sindh government will not compromise on the matter of security, he added.
It was announced in the meeting that the local body elections will be held on June 26 in Mirpur Khas, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sukkur, and Larkana.
A total of 8,724 polling stations will be set up in 14 districts. Out of the total polling stations, 1,985 stations have been declared extremely sensitive, 3,448 sensitive and 3,291have been declared normal.
Around 26,550 police personnel will be deployed for maintaining the security situation during the LG polls.