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Remove extra security to Sharifs, orders ECP

13 April, 2013

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has ordered the Punjab government to withdraw additional security to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif and former Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif.

The ECP has directed the government to withdraw the additional security and submit a report about it. The government was asked to provide them security according to the law.

The PPP has alleged that 761 officials are deputed on security duty of Sharif brothers and their family members, against official permission. The security officials include 317 from the Elite Force, 302 from police force, 108 from Punjab Constabulary and 34 officials of the district police.

The ECP has directed the Punjab caretaker government to withdraw the additional security and submit a report about it. When the our sources contacted the spokesperson of the CCPO office, he said that the city police has not reduced the security of Sharif brothers or their family members. He said that the city police had provided them security according to law as former prime minister of Pakistan and former Punjab chief minister.

When asked about the actual number of security personnel deputed for their security, the official did not give a figure and reiterated that the security protocol has been provided to them according to law.

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