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Security for England cricket team’s upcoming tour reviewed

The Cabinet Standing Committee on Law and Order, in its meeting held under the chairmanship of Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Cooperatives and Environment Punjab Muhammad Basharat Raja on Wednesday, reviewed arrangements and security for England cricket team’s upcoming visit to Lahore. The ACS (home) gave a briefing on the security plan for the English team. Addressing the meeting of the cabinet, Basharat said that the expected visit of the England team was an important development regarding the revival of international sports in Pakistan. “We will provide VVIP level security to the England team,” he said. The meeting was apprised that after playing four matches in Karachi, the English team would play three T20 matches in Lahore on Sept 28, 30 and Oct 2. “The security plan made for the recent visit of the Australian team should be followed,” directed the chair. The provincial minister directed that the public should have minimum traffic inconvenience during the series in Lahore. Dogar directed the district administration of Lahore to make all arrangements timely. He said that DIG (Operations) would be the chief security officer for the visiting England team.

The cabinet committee also approved an upgrade plan for the Safe City Lahore system. The home minister said that the final decision on the upgradation will be taken by the Punjab cabinet.



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