53 polling stations declared sensitive

18 such polling stations fall under the Koral Police Station’s jurisdiction; three under Nilor, four under the Industrial Area

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Obaid Abbasi
Islamabad
The Special Branch of Islamabad police have declared 53 out of 750 polling stations in capital sensitive in general elections which are scheduled on July 25, it learnt.
“53 polling stations have been declared sensitive, where any untoward incident could be happened, which may lead to the loss of life and property,” this was revealed in a report issued by the special branch of police.
A total of 750 polling stations will be set up for the three national assembly seats in the capital. According to the polling scheme prepared by the Election Commission of Pakistan, 214 polling stations will be established in NA-52 while 316 stations will be set up in NA-53. Another 220 stations would be arranged for NA-54 constituency.
According to the police’s confidential report, the political workers of opposing candidates can resort to violence at these polling stations which may lead to loss of life and property. It was said that 18 such polling stations fall under the Koral Police Station’s jurisdiction, three under Nilor Police Station, four under the Industrial Area Police Station and two under Shehzad Town, Sihala, Kohsar and Banigala Police Stations each. Similarly, three police stations falling under the limits of Bhara Kahu Police Station and 11 under the limits of Aabpara police station have been declared sensitive.
The report shared with the District Returning Officers (DROs) and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) a total of 53 polling stations have been declared sensitive as majority of them fall in the rural areas of Islamabad.
Around 18 polling stations have been declared sensitive fall under the jurisdiction of Koral Police Station, where the crime rate is already high.
The sensitive polling stations include Asfand Khan Shaheed Model School for Boys (I-V), Sharif Abad (Male polling station); Union council Kirpa at Ali Pur; Islamabad Model College for Girls, Kirpa (Male); Islamabad Model School for Boys (I-V), Chinot Banigial (Combined); Islamabad Model School for Boys Sigga (Combined); Islamabad Model School for Boys, Darwala (Male); Ghassan Khan Shaheed Model School for Boys (I-VIII), Koral (Male); Ghassan Khan Shaheed Model School for Boys (I-VIII), Koral (Female); Shaheer Khan Shaheed Model School for Boys (I-X), Dhaliala; Ali Trust Model College Lahtrar Road Khanna Dak (Male); Shair Shah Shaheed Model School for Boys (I-X), Khanna Dak (Male); Zeeshan Shafique Shaheed Model School for Boys (I-V), Khadrapper (Male); Abdullah Shah Shaheed Model School for Boys (VI-X), Jhangi Syedan (Male); Islamabad Model School for Girls (I-V), Gohra Masst (Male); Islamabad Model College for Girls Pind Malkan (Male); Islamabad Model School for Girls (I-V) Peija (Combined); Ghassan Khan Shaheed Model School for Boys (I-VIII), Koral (Male) Part-III. These polling stations fall in the limits of Koral Police Station.
The sensitive polling stations falling within the limits of Nilore Police Station include Islamabad Model School for Boys, Sihala (Male polling station); Islamabad Model School for Boys (I-V), Teermah Syedan (Male) and Sahiban Shaheed Model School for Boys (I-X), Herno Thanda Pani (Male).
The high risk polling stations in the limits of Sihala Police Station include Islamabad Model School for Girls (I-V), Sihala Khurd (Male polling station); Islamabad Model School for Girls (I-V) Sihala Khurd (Female); Islamabad Model School for Girls (VI-X) Sihala (Male); Islamabad Model School for Girls (I-V), Bhangril (Combined); Hameed Aziz Shaheed Model School for Boys (I-V), Bhangril Khurd (Combined); Uzair Ali Shaheed Model School for Boys (I-X), Hanni Saran (Male); Islamabad Model School for Girls (I-VIII), Rajwal (Male); Islamabad Model College for Girls Humak (Male) and Islamabad.
The sensitive polling stations falling in the limits of Kohsar police station include Nangial Tariq Shaheed Model school for Boys (V-X), F-6/2 (Male) and Islamabad Model College for Girls (Postgraduate), F-7/4 (Male). Shahzad Town Area’s sensitive police stations include Basic Health Unit Tarlai, Tramri (Male) and Islamabad Model College for Girls, Tarlai (Male).
Sensitive polling stations in the limits of Banigala Police Station include Shaheed Model College for Boys (VI-XII), Pind Begwal (Combined) and Zeeshan Shaheed Model School for Boys (I-X), Kurri (Male).
Bhara Kahu area’s sensitive polling stations include Islamabad Model School for Boys, Mohalla Kot Hathiyal, Islamabad Model School for Boys, Bhara Kahu Bazar Mohalla Kot Hathiyal and Islamabad Model School for Girls, Shah Pur.
The polling stations declared sensitive in the limits of Aabpara police station include Islamabad Model School for Girls (VI-X), G-6/2 (Male polling station); Islamabad Model School for Girls (VI-X), G-6/2 (Combined); Shafiqueur Rehman Model College for Boys (VI-XII), G-7/2 (Male); Shafiqueur Rehman Model College for Boys (VI-XII), G-7/2 (Female), Islamabad Model School (I-V), G-7/2 (Male), Islamabad Model School (I-V), G-7/2 (Male); Islamabad Model School (I-V), G-7/3 (Male); Khushnood Zaib Shaheed Model School for Boys (VI-X), G-7/3-1 (Male); Islamabad Model School for Girls (I-VIII) G-7/3-1 (Male); Tanveer Hussain Shaheed Model College for Boys (VI-XII), G-7/4 (Male) and Islamabad Model School for Girls (VI-X), G-7/1 (Male).
The polling stations which have been declared sensitive in the limits of Industrial Area police station include Islamabad Model School (I-V); Islamabad Model School for Girls (I-VIII) street, I-9/4; Islamabad Model College for Girls, I-9/1 and Islamabad Model School for Boys, I-9/1.
The Daily Morning Mail has learnt that this report was prepared following the incidents of past as many them took place in the general elections held in 2008 and 2013. It is noted that ECP had already decided that Army will be deployed inside and outside of these polling station.
In the last general elections, polling stations categorised ‘most sensitive’ by the special branch police fell in the category A and ‘sensitive’ falls in category B and the ones ‘less sensitive’ were put in the category C. However, for the upcoming general elections, the police have made a general list of sensitive polling stations and did not categorize them further on the basis of level of sensitivity.

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