State guest security will be provided to all players, ICC officials and other foreign staff during the Pakistan-England cricket series, the following announcement has been made by the Inspector General Police Punjab
, Faisal Shahkar.
The Inspector General of Punjab has directed that foolproof security and traffic management arrangements should be made in the last three T20 matches held at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
IG Shahkar said that, “Over 8,000 officers and personnel will perform security duties on the matches, while 24-hour monitoring of teams’ routes, hotels and Gaddafi Stadium inside and outside shall be done by safe city cameras.
Moreover, IG Punjab has directed Special Branch and CTD to take special steps for peaceful conduct of series of cricket. Moreover, he has given a special task to CTO Lahore to maintain the uninterrupted flow of traffic during the matches and said that extra wardens and personnel should be appointed to maintain the flow of traffic.
IG Shahkar has further directed that best arrangements be made with the district administration for parking facilities for cricket fans and transportation to the stadium. IG noted that the security and convenience of the fans coming from other cities to watch the cricket matches should be kept in mind, while transportation in the vicinity of hotels, stadiums and routes should not be closed unnecessarily.
He further ensured that search, sweep, combing and intelligence-based operations should be continued on a regular basis in the vicinity of the hotel and stadium by accelerating countermeasures.
According to the information shared by Lahore Police, Police authorities of Lahore has fulfilled its preparations regarding the holding of the Pakistan England Cricket Series in Lahore and in this regard a review meeting was held in Safe City Authority under the chairmanship of IG Punjab Faisal Shahkar.