KARACHI: Security arrangements have been finalised for the matches to be played between Pakistan and West Indies cricket teams in Karachi, police said.

“The Security and Emergency Services Division of Karachi police have prepared a foolproof security plan in connection with the cricket series scheduled to begin from Monday at National Stadium Karachi (NSK),” said a police spokesperson.

“Around 4,550 personnel of Karachi police, including 1,000 commandos, 606 personnel of security division and district police, traffic police, special branch and other law enforcement agencies are performing security duties,” he added.

A specialised command and control bus will also be stationed at NSK to monitor law and order situation in the proximity of the stadium on match days.

Spectators will be transported from parking points to the stadium and from the stadium to the parking points via special shuttles.

The parking points have been allocated for the spectators coming to the NSK. These included Hakeem Saeed Ground at University Road near Baitul Mukarram Masjid, Khawaja Ghareeb Nawaz Football Ground near Millennium Mall and China Ground adjacent to National Coaching Centre (for VIPs only), the spokesperson said.

Published in Dawn, December 12th, 2021

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