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Poll troublemakers will be shot: Musharraf

President Pervez Musharraf issues orders to security forces to shoot any person who tries to disrupt Pakistan's upcoming general election.

world Updated: Jan 14, 2008 14:02 IST

President Pervez Musharraf on Monday said he had issued orders to security forces to shoot any person who tries to disrupt Pakistan's upcoming general election.

Musharraf, who has repeatedly said in the past few weeks that he will not allow any protests or agitations during the February 18 parliamentary polls, told a function here that he had asked law enforcement agencies to ensure that the elections are peaceful.

The military ruler said "shoot-at-sight" orders had been issued to the Pakistan Rangers and other security forces being deployed to maintain law and order during the polls, media reported.

Musharraf had earlier said that the army would be deployed before and even after the polls to ensure peace and order across the country.