Lahore T20I: Police finalize four-tier security
Punjab Police has crafted the four-tier, fool-proof security as the three match Twenty20 series between Bangladesh and Pakistan is going to underway at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore within several hours from now on.
Reports says police conducted a full dress rehearsal on Wednesday night. On Thursday, Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Zulfiqar Hameed along with Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations) Rai Babar Saeed visited the hotel where Bangladesh team is staying now. He also visited the sole venue of all the matches – the Gaddafi Stadium to review security measures.
Following that he held a meeting with PCB Domestic Cricket Director Zakir Khan and the Bangladesh team’s security officer.
The CCPO said as quoted by the Express Tribune that 13,000 police officials will be engaged for a minimum number of five days to ensure security for the series. Around 100 reserves have been called in from other districts. Reserves of Rangers will also be on standby to support Lahore Police.
At least 13,000 officials, 17 SPs, 48 DSPs, 134 inspectors, 592 subordinates under the supervision of DIG operations and CCPO will be deployed to ensure a four-tier security.
For aerial monitoring, a helicopter of Lahore Police will also stroll in case any evacuation and surveillance needed.
At least 550 rescuers, 41 motorcycle ambulances, 10 fire vehicles and 24 ambulances will also be deployed on the occasion to respond to any untoward incident.
Punjab Safe Cities Authority Lahore (PSCA) officers visited Bangladesh team members and International Cricket Council (ICC) representatives and briefed them about surveillance and security measures, especially high-resolution CCTV cameras.
According to the plan, round the clock monitoring of residential places of teams, matches and movements in and around the stadium will be ensured through the CCTV cameras of PSCA.
Earlier Punjab top political and security brass met and finalize the total security plans and other arrangements in this regard.