Peshawar Deputy Commissioner Makes Arrangements To Handle Death Of Voters During ElectionsA man casts his vote in Lahore (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Following the violence in the run up to general elections in Pakistan, the deputy commissioner has arranged for 1000 kafans (burial shrouds) as preemptive measure, The Express Tribune has reported. “We hope we will have a peaceful voting process but we’re ready to deal with an emergency situation,” the deputy commissioner of Peshawar Imran Hamid Sheikh told The Express Tribune.

The commissioner also added that the authorities had banned aerial firing, black-tinted glasses and unregistered entry of vehicles in Peshawar. In addition to this movement of Afghan refugees would be restricted on polling day.

Further, he added that Pakistan police and Army would be guarding the polling stations. Sensitive polling booths would be monitored by CCTV cameras. Mobile phones are banned in polling booths. Authorities of the metropolis have set up 655 polling stations for men , 517 polling stations for females and 45 joint polling stations to conduct the election.

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