In Sehwan, Sindh, arrest warrants have been issued for government employees who have refused their assigned duties for the 2024 elections. The decision was reached during an emergency meeting of police officers chaired by the Returning Officer of Sehwan in Jamshoro.
Expressing concern over the non-compliance of government employees with their assigned election duties, the Returning Officer directed the police to take action against 134 employees who had shown reluctance to participate in the electoral process.
The government employees facing arrest are from various departments, including education, health, water supply, and others. The Returning Officer, along with the district administration, issued orders for the arrest of these individuals and directed their prompt presentation before the authorities.
This development mirrors a similar situation in Karachi, where arrest warrants were issued for 267 employees of the Sindh health department who were absent from their assigned election duties for the 2024 elections. The Chief Election Commissioner, Sikandar Sultan Raja, emphasized a strict stance against those attempting to disrupt the polls and disturb the peace.
The issuance of arrest warrants underscores the importance of ensuring the active participation of government employees in the electoral process. Their assigned duties play a crucial role in facilitating the smooth conduct of elections, and any refusal or reluctance can have implications for the overall efficiency and fairness of the electoral system.
By taking such actions, the electoral authorities aim to uphold the integrity of the democratic process, sending a clear message about the importance of civic responsibility and the obligation of government employees to contribute to the successful functioning of the electoral machinery.
As the electoral season unfolds, the enforcement of such measures serves to maintain order, uphold democratic principles, and ensure the accountability of those entrusted with key roles in the electoral process.