Security Media Cell clarifies the situation on polling day and resolves the controversy of imposing a curfew

  • 7-09-2021, 11:01
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    SMC clarified on Tuesday, the situation concerning polling day, while resolving the controversy of imposing a curfew.

    Head of SMC Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA) that “All security preparations for holding elections, whether they are in the intelligence, logistics and media fields and details of this work for private and public voting, are considered mature in a way that gives a security horizon that we are optimistic about,"
    In this concern, Maan confirmed that "Each leadership has its own plan in terms of dealing with security zones and analyzing these areas in accordance with privacy and size of the force in them," adding that "the plans are identical to the security and geographical situation of each province and region."
    He continued that “There will be no blanket ban on Election Day," adding that “citizens will have the chance to go to the polls."
    The Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee revealed the details of hosting by the High Security Committee which supervise the elections, while stressing that the latter's preparations are distinctive and reassuring to the voter and candidate.

    Head of the committee Mohammad Redha Al-Haidar said to Iraqi News Agency (INA) that “the committee had hosted chairman of the high security committee overseeing the elections, Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir al-Shammari, and his delegation," noting that “The meeting reviewed the security situation in southern Kirkuk and the committee's preparations on Electoral Security”.

    Al-Haidar added “The parliamentary committee found that the preparations of the election commission are large- scale in a way  assures the voter and the candidate,", noting that "the members of the committee asked several questions to the High Security Committee for elections and their answers were frank."

    He also confirmed that "The preparations of the High Security Committee for the elections are distinct at the level of all the participating security forces, including intelligence, national security, the army and the police”.