The Islamabad Police has reviewed the security arrangements of the English Cricket Team in the wake of fears of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) long march that might hamper the upcoming tour.
The meeting considered ensuring measures to deal with any obstacles during the Pakistan-England cricket series due to political instability. Cricket teams usually live in Islamabad and travel between the twin cities on a daily basis. The English cricket team will arrive in Pakistan on November 27.
England Cricket Board’s security team has already expressed satisfaction with the security situation and allowed the team to tour but the recent political situation has raised many questions and raised concerns among the stakeholders of the series.
In this regard, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan reviewed the security arrangements. It was decided that The Islamabad Capital Police would be in constant touch with the Rawalpindi Police to ensure foolproof security arrangements for the cricket team while the movement routes of the team would be monitored through digital technology and drone cameras.
It was also decided in the meeting that more than 1200 personnel will be deployed for the security of the team while the CPO Security will supervise all matters related to it.