Karachi is all set to host Pakistan Super League’s last leg, which will start from Saturday. Strict security arrangements have been made to hold the matches successfully.
Over 13,000 police personnel and 250 commandos have been deputed to provide security to the players from hotels to the stadium. Karachi police chief Dr Ameer Sheikh, in a statement said the arrangements are being looked at personally, by the chief minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah. He said all security institutions are determined to make the event successful.
Dr Ameer Sheikh said all roads leading to the stadium will be closed for traffic on the match days. The spectators will have to reach the stadium 2 hours before the start of the match after which stadium gates will be closed.
Meanwhile, Karachi Police have issued a traffic plan for the roads surrounding the National Stadium, during the PSL matches. The road from Karsaz via Hasan Square to Agha Khan Hospital gate number-3 will remain closed for commuters.
Roads on back of the National Stadium will be closed for the commuters, however, residents can use these routes by showing their original national identity cards. Commuters can travel by using the routes of Agha Khan and Liaquat National Hospitals from New Town stop. Spectators will be transported to the stadium from the parking area via shuttle service. Spectators are also asked to bring their tickets and original CNICs.
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17 November, 2019