letters in this regards have been sent to the Secretary Interior and the Secretary Defence, directing them to issue necessary directions for the deployment of ample amount of Punjab Rangers and Pakistan Army for the by-elections.
The Rangers and Armed-Forces would be deployed in constituencies, which include NA-122 Lahore, NA-144 Okara, NA-154 Lodhran, PP-147 Lahore, and PP-16 Attock.
Further, the Election Commission has directed members of the parliament and provincial assemblies to submit annually statements of assets by Wednesday.
The move comes keeping in mind the rigging allegations in the General Elections 2013. As the allegations proved to be authentic and it was proved later on that there were instances of rigging and irregularities in the General Elections, the elected persons were dismissed from their respective constituencies.