LAHORE: People should not face any difficulty in the purchase of PSL tickets, said Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif. He issued this statement during a cabinet committee meeting to review law and order and look over security plan arrangements.
Shehbaz on Wednesday said that Pakistan Super League was a mega event for which complete arrangements would be made. He assured the provincial government would work day in and day out to make the final successful.
The CM added authorities will ensure a peaceful environment for the match. He said foolproof security would be provided for the PSL match.
He said the cricket league final in Lahore was a matter honor for the nation, adding it will be made a memorable event through collaborative efforts. “It is the desire of the whole nation to hold this event in Lahore and we have the full support of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa. It is a matter of honor for Pakistan and we will never let the country down,” he assured.
He said that people will be informed of alternative routes to avoid traffic jams and special buses will carry passengers to the Stadium from security checkpoints.
Hospitals on high alert
Meanwhile, the Punjab Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Department has directed the heads of all teaching hospitals, autonomous medical institutions and specialised healthcare institutes to remain on high alert during the PSL final.
The department issued written instructions to the Vice Chancellors of KEMU, FJMU, Chairman Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex Lahore, all the principals of autonomous medical institutions, CE Mayo Hospital, all the medical superintendents of teaching hospitals, heads of specialised health institutions and Director Institute of Blood Transfusion Services to ensure proper arrangements to deal with any emergency.
They were directed to cancel the leaves of the employees at hospitals and ensure the availability of life saving drugs and medical equipment/machinery.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 2nd, 2017.
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