#CM reviews security arrangements for world-XI Lahore Tour

LAHORE, Sep 9 : Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz
Sharif on Saturday held a three-hour-long conference at the
Civil Secretariat Lahore from London and reviewed in detail
security and other arrangements for the Independence Cup 2017
and World XI Tour to Lahore.
Addressing a video conference, the chief minister welcomed
arrival of international players of World XI in Pakistan from
the core of his heart. He said holding of matches between
World XI and Pakistan XI in Lahore was a mega event and all
have to work hard round-the-clock to make this event
successful as security was the top priority and all have to make it
foolproof, said a handout issued here.
He directed that security and other arrangements
should be made during the tour of World XI to Lahore and added
that these should be more glowing than PSL final so that
cricket fans could watch a good game.
“It is a matter of respect of Pakistan and we won’t let it
go,” he vowed. Shehbaz Sharif directed that departments and
institutions concerned should perform their duty while
remaining in close contact and said that Cabinet Committee on
Law and Order should review security and other arrangements
regularly.
He also directed to make people informed about traffic plan
and alternative routes. During the matches, multi-purpose
strategy should be devised for arrival at stadium and
departure of the players and ensure its implementation, he
added.
He also ordered to make the best arrangements for dining of
police force and other staff performing duty at matches and
other places. If any kind of complaint received in this
regard, he will take a strict action against the concerned
officials, he warned.
The chief minister also ordered for providing
uninterrupted electricity at entry and exit points during
match and to light the route with electric lamps. He said
free shuttle service would be operational to bring cricket fans
from parking to the stadium and back.
He also directed to ensure the best arrangements of cleanliness
in and outside stadium. He further ordered to especially
arrange mineral water, tea and biscuits for drivers at car
parking area. Special attention should be paid to hygiene of
washrooms inside the stadium besides third party audit of all
the arrangements should be got conducted and report be sent to
him, he added.
Provincial Ministers Ayub Gadhi, Jahangir Khanzada, Advisor
Rana Maqbool Ahmed, the chief secretary, additional chief secretary,
additional chief secretary home, inspector general Police
and other officials attended the meeting from Civil Secretariat
while the sectary to Chief Minister Punjab and concerned officers
participated in the meeting from the Chief Minister’s Office
through the video link.

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