September 10 , 2017
Shahbaz orders foolproof security for World XI
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday welcomed the arrival of international players in Pakistan and described the upcoming matches between World XI and Pakistan in Lahore as a mega event for which, he said, the provision of security was a top priority. The chief minister held a three-hour long video conference at the Civil Secretariat Lahore from London and reviewed security and other related arrangements for organising the Independence Cup 2017 in a peaceful environment.
He said foolproof security and other necessary arrangements should be made during the World XI tour, which should be better than those for the PSL final. “It is a matter of pride for Pakistan and we won’t let it go,” he vowed.
Shahbaz said the departments concerned should ensure close collaboration and directed the Cabinet Committee on Law and Order to review the situation regularly. He also ordered to inform the people informed about the traffic plan and alternative routes, developing a multi-purpose strategy for arrival and departure of the players at the stadium, provision of uninterrupted electricity supply at the entry and exit points, and ensuring best dining for police and others while performing their duty. Strict action would be taken in case of receiving any complaint, the chief minister warned. Shahbaz said free shuttle service will be operational to bring cricket fans from parking to the stadium and back.
Provincial ministers Ayub Gadhi and Jahangir Khanzada, Advisor Rana Maqbool Ahmed, chief secretary, additional chief secretary, IGP and others officials were present at the Civil Secretariat. Secretary to the chief minister Punjab and others participated in the meeting from the CM’s Office through video link.