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    Title: Military hopes election will serve as catalyst for strengthening democracy
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    Military Hopes Election Will Serve As Catalyst For Strengthening Democracy 46190
    Description: The armed forced of Pakistan have congratulated the nation on the “generally peaceful and violence-free” conduct of the general elections, and expressed the hope it would serve as a “catalyst for further strengthening democracy in Pakistan.” “It is our fervent hope that our sacrifices would not be in vain and this election will serve as a catalyst for further strengthening democracy in Pakistan, and that it will pave the way for the realisation of the aspirations of the people of Pakistan,” the military’s media wing, the ISPR, said in a statement.  “The armed forces remain dedicated to upholding peace and security in the country and stand ready to provide unwavering support in safeguarding the democratic traditions of our state,” it stated. The ISPR stated that the armed forces alongside other law enforcement agencies (LEAs) are proud to have played a pivotal role in providing security during the conduct of the sacred electoral process, in aid of civil power, and in accordance with the constitution of Pakistan. Also read: Solangi congratulates nation on successful conduct of elections A safe and secure environment for the public was ensured through the deployment of 137,000 army personnel and civil armed forces at approximately 6,000 selected “most sensitive” polling stations and over 7,800 QRFs, it added. “Gratitude is owed to other law enforcement agencies that worked hand in hand with the armed forces to safeguard the democratic process.” According to the ISPR, despite 51 cowardly terrorist attacks, mostly in K-P and Balochistan, aimed at disrupting the electoral process, the soldiers remained resolute and effectively ensured peace and security across Pakistan. Twelve people, including 10 personnel of security forces and law enforcement agencies, embraced shahadat and 39 others have been injured in these attacks, according to the ISPR. “Through proactive intelligence manoeuvres and swift action, many potential threats were neutralised, underscoring the unwavering commitment of our security agencies to protect the democratic rights of our citizens,” it added. “During various operations, five terrorists were also killed.”
    Published Date: 08-Feb-2024
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