The ECP has written letter to the secretary ministry of water and power for uninterrupted supply of electricity in Lodhran on polling day, said an official of the commission talking to APP.
He said that ECP has also asked to the Chief Secretary Punjab for announcing public holiday on December 23 in Lodhran.
Moreover,Presiding officers have also been given powers of first class Magistrate from December 22 to 24, he added.
There would be total 303 polling stations in NA-154 and around 4,25,000 ballot papers were printed and dispatched to the District Returning Officer, spokesman claimed.
He said that 20 candidates would participate in the bye election and out of them 12 are independents and eight candidates contesting on tickets of different political party tickets.
ECP has also decided to depute Pakistan Army inside and outside polling stations for conducting free,fair and transparent by-election.
The decision was taken in view of the prevailing law and order situation and on the requests made by the Returning Officer, endorsed by District Returning Officer and the Provincial Election Commissioner, Punjab for holding the polls under proper security provided by Pakistan Army,he said.
Any member of Armed forces who is present or deployed under this order shall exercise powers under section 4 & 5 of Anti Terrorism Act (1997) as amended, for the entire duration of deployment, he added.
Pakistan Army Personnel will be deployed one day before the day of poll on every polling station of the said constituency, he said.
Pakistan Army personnel (deployed inside and outside) of a polling station while performing their security duties are supposed to first report to the Presiding Officer any irregularity/malpractice, they observe inside or outside the, polling stations, the spokesman informed.
In case, the Presiding Officer does not act to prevent the commission or’ any reported irregularity/malpractice, the security staff will immediately bring the matter to the notice of the designated Pakistan Army officer in-charge of an area of the said constituency for action in light of the powers delegated to him under this notification,he added.