Security tightened across province

Arrangements made for the visiting England cricket team

APP September 29, 2022
A file photo of a traffic police officer. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS


A cabinet sub-committee on law and order, led by Provincial Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Muhammad Basharat Raja reviewed the overall law and order situation in Punjab on Wednesday, including security arrangements for the visiting England cricket team.

Home Minister Col (retd) Muhammad Hashim Dogar, Chief Secretary Abdullah Khan Sumbal, Inspector General Punjab Police Faisal Shahkar, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Captain (retd) Asadullah, CCPO Lahore, Commissioner and other officials attended the meeting.

Raja, while addressing the meeting, said that the England team would play three matches in Lahore on September 28th, 30th and October 2nd. “The England team has been given VVIP status by the government”, he added, directing that there should be minimum traffic congestion during the movement of the visiting team.

Home Minister Dogar said that the implementation of security protocols for the visiting team should be ensured in all cases. The meeting was briefed that the Pakistan Junior League would also start from October 6th in Lahore and the U-19 matches would continue until October 21, in which some foreign players, including Darren Sammy, were invited.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 29th, 2022.


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