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Friday Feb 19 2021
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Karachi commissioner gives assurances of foolproof security measures for PSL 2021

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Commissioner Naveed Ahmed Shaikh chaired a meeting on Thursday to review arrangements for the sixth edition of Pakistan Super League.
  • Karachi commissioner says PSL is a national event so everyone must make all-out efforts to ensure its success
  • Seating arrangements for spectators will be made in accordance with the COVID-19 standard operating procedures 
  • Special arrangements made to avoid gridlock on the roads around the stadium

KARACHI: The local administration reviewed on Thursday arrangements for the first leg of the sixth edition of Pakistan Super League which is starting from tomorrow at the National Stadium, Karachi.

A statement issued by Karachi Commissioner Naveed Ahmed Shaikh's office said he chaired a meeting in which it was decided that foolproof security will be ensured for the tournament.

Officials were informed that the seating arrangements for the spectators will be made by the National Stadium administration strictly in accordance with the COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs).

The meeting reviewed the arrangements made for security, traffic management, parking, electricity supply, street lights’ installation, cleanliness, shuttle service and the observance of the coronavirus SOPs.

Read more: Roads won’t be blocked for Karachi matches, SHC told

Traffic plan

Due to the expected traffic congestion during the matches, the meeting decided that special arrangements will be made to avoid gridlock on the roads around the stadium so that vehicles and pedestrians do not face any difficulties.

The commissioner asked the relevant officials to ensure that the alternative routes are managed in accordance with the convenience of the commuters.

The meeting also decided that Sharea-e-Faisal and the roads leading to the NSK will be cleaned and beautified, displaying portraits and cardboard cut-outs of the players.

Read more: An overview of Lahore Qalandars' squad for PSL 2021

Parking for spectators

The meeting was also briefed about the parking arrangement and the shuttle service.

District East Additional Deputy Commissioner Irfan Salam told the meeting that the parking arrangements have been made at the Hakim Said Ground and the National Coaching Centre.

Commissioner Naveed Shaikh asked all the officials to play their role in making the PSL’s sixth edition a successful event in the city.

He said that the PSL is a national event, so every department concerned and relevant official must make all-out efforts to ensure its success.