22 pictures of how Pakistan won against terrorism

We fought vigourously to bring international cricket back on our turf, showing the world we are a peaceful nation


Multimedia Desk March 06, 2017
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Although Peshawar Zalmi made a victorious 58-run win over the Quetta Gladiators on Sunday night, the greater victory was the one claimed by Pakistanis the world over. A 30,000-strong, cricket starved crowd packed the stands in Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium to witness not just the final of the exhilarating T20 tournament, but to witness how terror was defeated from the very heart of the country.

The finale showcased to the world what a nation fighting with terrorism for over a decade, could do when it united for a single cause and for its love for cricket. We fought vigourously to bring international cricket back on our turf, and showed the world that we are a peaceful nation who wants to be known for more than being a country rife with crime and terrorism.

Triumph for Pakistan, cricket: Terror clean bowled

As the PSL final ended on a high note, we look at a series of pictures of how terror was clean bowled and Pakistan won against fear.

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Security personal stand on guard out the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium. PHOTO: REUTERS Security personal stand on guard out the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium. PHOTO: REUTERS

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Pakistani spectators hold placards at Gaddafi Cricket Stadium as they wait for the start of a hugely anticipated finals of its domestic cricket league. PHOTO: REUTERS Pakistani spectators hold placards at Gaddafi Cricket Stadium as they wait for the start of a hugely anticipated finals of its domestic cricket league. PHOTO: REUTERS

Pakistani spectators queue at one of entry gate of The Gaddafi Cricket Stadium. PHOTO: AFPPakistani spectators queue at one of entry gate of The Gaddafi Cricket Stadium. PHOTO: AFP

Spectators cheer during a hugely anticipated final of its domestic cricket league, Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore. PHOTO: REUTERS Spectators cheer during a hugely anticipated final of its domestic cricket league. PHOTO: REUTERS

Cricket fans cheer as they watch the hugely anticipated final of its domestic cricket league, Pakistan Super League (PSL) on a large screen TV in Islamabad. PHOTO: REUTERS Cricket fans cheer as they watch the hugely anticipated final of its domestic cricket league, Pakistan Super League (PSL) on a large screen TV in Islamabad. PHOTO: REUTERS

Sarfraz Ahmed (R) captain and wicketkeeper of Quetta Gladiators stumps out Peshawar Zalmi batsman Khusdil Shah. PHOTO: AFP Sarfraz Ahmed (R) captain and wicketkeeper of Quetta Gladiators stumps out Peshawar Zalmi batsman Khusdil Shah. PHOTO: AFP

Peshawar Zalmi captain Darran Sammi (C) holds the trophy following his team's victory over Quetta Gladiators. PHOTO: AFP Peshawar Zalmi captain Darran Sammi (C) holds the trophy following his team's victory over Quetta Gladiators. PHOTO: AFP

Cricketers of Peshawar Zalmi their victory over Quetta Gladiators. PHOTO: AFP Cricketers of Peshawar Zalmi their victory over Quetta Gladiators. PHOTO: AFP

Cricketers of Peshawar Zalmi celebrate their victory over Quetta Gladiators. PHOTO: AFP Cricketers of Peshawar Zalmi celebrate their victory over Quetta Gladiators. PHOTO: AFP

Cricketers of Peshawar Zalmi celebrate their victory over Quetta Gladiators. PHOTO: AFP Cricketers of Peshawar Zalmi celebrate their victory over Quetta Gladiators. PHOTO: AFP

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SNKN | 4 years ago | Reply Victory for PAKISTAN! Victory for Cricket
asadullah mir | 4 years ago | Reply Thrilled, overjoyed, proud of Pakistan. Long Live Nawaz Shareef.
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