Army’s assistance to help ensure peaceful conduct of election: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Justice (R) Nasir-ul-Mulk on Tuesday expressed the hope that the assistance of army personnel would complement efforts to ensure smooth and peaceful conducting of the General Elections 2018.
The Prime Minister expressed these views at a briefing about the mandate and working of Ministry of Defence at Prime Minister’s Office.Regarding deployment of the army personnel during the electoral process, the Prime Minister recalled the successful experience of past by-elections.The Prime Minister appreciated the important role of the Ministry towards defence of the country.Minister for Defence Lt. Gen (R) Naeem Khalid Lodhi, Secretary to the Prime Minister Mr. Suhail Aamir, Secretary Defence Lt. Gen (R) Zamir-ul-Hasan Shah and senior government officials were present during the briefing.Secretary Defence Lt. Gen (R) Zamir-ul-Hasan Shah gave a detailed briefing on working of the Ministry.The Secretary briefed the Prime Minister about deployment of the army personnel during forthcoming General Elections 2018.