KP facing continued security risks due to TTP, ECP informed in meeting

CEC briefed by security agencies heads regarding most recent law & order situation in Punjab and KP

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was informed on Friday that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) continued to face security risks as a result of the existence of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

According to a media report, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja presided over a meeting at the ECP headquarters in Islamabad where the poll organizing authority received a briefing from the heads of the security agencies regarding the most recent law and order situation in Punjab and KP.

The Election Commission called the meeting to discuss how the two provinces were getting ready for the elections in accordance with the Supreme Court’s directive.

The TTP is now quite active in the province, raising several security worries, the authorities were reported as saying in the report. The ECP afterwards stated in a brief statement that the meeting’s goal was to guarantee the peaceful conduct of the elections.

In accordance with directives from the supreme court, the commission is holding stakeholder meetings since polls must be held within 90 days following the dissolution of the assemblies. While the date for the KP elections has not yet been set, the elections in Punjab are expected to take place on April 30.