Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Security arrangements for Pak-Sri Lanka match

Provincial Police Officer (PPO) Sindh Sultan Salahuddin Babar Khattak directed the Karachi police to finalise security arrangements for the Pakistan-Sri Lanka Cricket match to be played on Tuesday at the National Stadium Karachi.

He instructed foolproof security for the Pakistani and Sri Lankan teams. Both teams would be provided security when they leave their hotels, and they are bound to inform the Karachi police about their movements, Khattak said.

On the directives of the Home Department, about 3,000 personnel of Karachi police would be posted in and around the National Stadium during the match. Rangers, police commandos and plain-clothed policemen would also be deployed there.

A police contingent headed by a DSP is deployed to provide security to the Sri Lankan team. The Karachi police have also set up a control room at the National Stadium while alternative routes for traffic have been announced.

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