GE-2018: Defence Ministry approves ECP’s request for 350,000 troops

ISLAMABAD: The Defence Ministry has approved the request of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) regarding deployment of 350,000 troops for security during general elections.

Sources said that Defence ministry has decided to call back the retired Army, Air Force and Navy personnel for this purpose.

During election duty, the retired personnel will enjoy complete powers that are given to serving military personnel.

The army will also handle the security of Printing Corporation of Pakistan to ensure secure publication of the ballot papers.