ECP asked to withdraw notification for army deployment inside polling stations in tribal districts

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Opposition parties to announce unanimous candidate for new chairman Senate on July 11
ISLAMABAD: The Rehbar committee of the opposition parties Friday demanded of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to withdraw notification regarding deployment of army inside the polling stations in upcoming bye-elections in tribal district.
Addressing the a press conference after the meeting of the committee, former chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and JUI-F leader Akram Khan Durrani said that the committee expressed concern over the ECP decision to deploy the army inside the polling stations. He said that the committee has agreed on draft of the letter to the ECP for withdrawal of the notification.
Nayar Bukhari, Farhatullah Babar of the PPP, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ahsan Iqbal of the PML-N, Mian Iftikhar Hussain of the ANP and representatives of other opposition parties were present on this occasion.
Durrani said that the opposition parties have agreed on removal of the chairman Senate, adding that the name of the unanimous candidate of the opposition parties would be announced on July 11.
He said that the provincial chapters of the opposition parties would finalize strategy for protest rallies on July 25, black day, before July 10, which would be discussed during the next meeting of the committee on July 11.
He said that the committee also renewed demand for issuing of the production order of the MNAs from North and South Waziristan for next session of the National Assembly. He maintained that the a new political system was being placed in the country and expressed concern interference of institutions.

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