Stringent security in place for cricket teams

As many as 8,000 police officers will perform security duty during the stay of both cricket teams

Our Correspondent September 27, 2022
A file photo of Peshawar police personnel. PHOTO EXPRESS


Lahore police made stringent security arrangements on the arrival of the English and Pakistani cricket teams in the provincial capital on Monday.

Lahore CCPO Ghulam Mahmood Dogar, DIG Operations Afzaal Ahmad Kausar, CTO Muntazir Mehdi, SSP Operations Capt. (Retd.) Mustansar Feroze, SSP Security, SP of the Dolphin Squad and other related officers remained in the field and checked the security arrangements on the route till the teams reached their hotel.

As many as 8,000 police officers, including SSPs, DSPs, SHOs and upper subordinates would perform security duty during the stay of both the cricket teams in the provincial capital.

The Capital City Police Officer Lahore issued directions to the police officers to strengthen the arrangements, remain on high alert and keep a vigilant eye on any suspicious activities.

Ghulam Mahmood Dogar further directed the deputed police officials to behave with the citizens visiting the Qaddafi Stadium in a polite manner.

Elaborate arrangements of security have been made at the place where the teams are being lodged, on the routes to the Qaddafi Stadium and its surrounding areas, Ghulam Mahmood Dogar said.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 27th, 2022.


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