KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani on Friday visited the National Stadium and reviewed the arrangements for the upcoming One-day Internationals series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka which will commence here from Sept 27.
The Commissioner also held a meeting at the stadium’s conference room which was attended among others by Deputy Commissioner East Ahmed Ali Siddiqui, DIG East Amir Farooqi, PCB representative and NSK General Manager Arshad Khan, senior officials of Pakistan Rangers as well as of the civic agencies.
It was decided in the meeting that foolproof security arrangement will be made during the series. The Commissioner said that special measures are being taken to make the matches safe, successful and memorable. “The surroundings of the National Stadium and different areas as well roads and intersections of the metropolis will be decorated,” he said. “Karachi has been declared a cricket city and hopefully the city is going to have more cricket and good matches.”
He added that the Pakistan Super League matches held earlier this year and now the one day series with Sri Lanka would give the world a positive message that Karachiites love cricket and is a great venue for sports.
The meeting was informed that special parking arrangements were being made for which spaces have been identified. Deputy Commissioner East Ahmed Ali Siddiqui assured the meeting that people would be facilitated and steps would be taken for their convenience. He further told the meeting that shuttle service would be provided on this occasion to facilitate people.
It was also decided that the images of cricket heroes will be displayed at different parts of the city and festivity programmes would be organised throughout the metropolis.
Published in Dawn, September 21st, 2019