Lahore Police finalise maximum security ahead of World XI visit


LAHORE: Ahead of World XI team’s visit to Lahore, police have finalised the security plan to ensure maximum protection to the team, it was learned on Thursday.

According to the security plan, police will conduct search operations in the vicinity of the hotel, where the team will be staying, and the Gaddafi Stadium.

CCPO Amin Wains and DIG (Operations) Athar Ismael have finalised the security arrangements in this regard.

According to sources, over 10,000 police officials along with Rangers will take part in search operations to ensure the safety of the visiting team.

Civil Lines police station’s SP has also called a meeting in order to ensure the protection of the team’s residential hotel. The SP said police, Rangers, intelligence officials and the CTD teams will be deployed at the hotel to ensure protection. Over 1000 cops will be performing duties at and around the hotel to make the security measure for the hotel fool proof. NADRA vehicles will also be deployed at the hotel in order to verify the identity of citizens in the area.

Lahore authorities have also sought Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) help for the stadium and route’s air surveillance along with deploying thousands of police officials, commandos, and snipers at the route.

In order to avoid any untoward incident, police have requested the citizen to report any suspicious activity in the area.