Call to finalize all arrangements to hold free and fair local bodies elections in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Deputy Commissioner & District Returning Officer Thatta Nadeem ur Rehman Memon has directed to all the Returning, Assistant Returning and other concerned officers to finalize all arrangements to hold free and fair local bodies elections in the district.

He directed them they should act upon the given directives and guidelines provided by the Election Commission of Pakistan so that transparent, free and fair local bodies polls would be carried out on November 19, 2015. This he said while chairing a meeting with Returning and Assistant Returning officers and the heads of various departments to review the arrangements made for local body polls at his camp office at Makli.

The meeting was attended by Assistant Commissioner Thatta Asghar Ali Ghanghro, Assistant Commissioner Ghorabari Usman Tanveer, District Election Commissioner S. A. M. Tariq and other relevant officers. The issues related with Returning and Assistant Returning officers, Transportation, Security and other arrangement were discussed in detail during the meeting. Deputy Commissioner Thatta Nadeem ur Rehman Memon who is also appointed as a District Returning Officer by the Election Commission for local body elections in the district.

He directed ROs, AROs and concerned officers to finalize all arrangements for the local body polls by utilizing all available resources. He also directed concerned officers of the district to develop a foolproof security plan and further directed them to remain in close liaison and coordination with each other to streamline the election process in all the 40 Union Councils of the district.

He also informed that a control room would also be established in his office for constant monitoring of the polls and facilitating required coordination and help among Election Commission, Police and other line departments. He also urged the concerned departments to extend their optimum assistance to district Election Commissioner during the local body elections. During the meeting he informed that Assistant Commissioner Thatta Mr. Asghar Ali Ghanghro, Executive Engineer Mr. Shabbir Ahmed Sugrio, Assistant Commissioner Mirpur Sakro Mr. Karam -u din Panhyar, Area Manager SSGC Mr. Gulzar Ahmed Memon, Assistant Commissioner Ghorabari Mr. Mohammad Usman Tanveer, Manager ZTBL Thatta Mr. Niaz Hussain Leghari and District Forest Officer Mr. Mohammad Anwar Kalhoro have been appointed and Returning Officers in the Thatta district for local council elections.