PSL final: Police finalise security arrangements

IGP orders to intensify combing, search operations across the province 

Our Correspondent February 28, 2017

LAHORE: A high-level meeting to review security arrangement for the Pakistan Super League final was held at the Central Police Office Lahore on Tuesday.

Inspector General of Punjab Police Mushtaq Sukhera ordered to intensify search and combing operations across province and stressed over the need to conduct such operations on a daily basis in sensitive areas.

He further said that a security plan for PSL final was drafted in coordination with other security institutions.

Sukhera asked Lahore Police to focus on search and combing operations and directed the SPs to supervise the operations in the areas around Qadaffi Stadium. “During such operations, it must be ensured that minimum nuisance is caused to public,” he added.

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He further ordered to beef up security for mosques, imambargahs and worship places of minorities and asked that the CCTV cameras should be installed and other security arrangements including raising the boundary walls should be ensured.

He also ordered field officers to computerise FIRs and Roznamcha of every police station since March 01.

Meanwhile, Lahore Police issued a parking plan for final.

According to the plan, parking will be at least 1,000 metres away from Qaddafi Stadium. Duppata Gali, Jam-e-Shirin Park, Tariq Road, Muslim Town Bridge, PCSIR Ground, Liberty Ground has been specified as parking areas.

The vehicles to the parking will be allowed after through checking. Ticket holders will be allowed the parking at the places.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan on Tuesday said that the final of the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be held in Karachi.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the VIP enclosure at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, where arrangements are being made to host the final of this year’s PSL.

“After Lahore, PSL3 final will be held in Karachi,” said Shaharyar before further adding that the VIP enclosure is a gift by the PCB to PSL.