PRESS RELEASE

Dated: 11-December-2021

SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS FINALIZED FOR THE MATCHES TO BE PLAYED BETWEEN PAKISTAN AND WEST INDIES IN KARACHI

Karachi: Security and Emergency Services Division of Karachi Police has prepared a fool-proof security plan in connection with the matches to be played between Pakistan and West Indies commencing from 13th December 2021 at National Stadium, Karachi. 
 
In this connection, a meeting presided over by DIG Security & Emergency Services Division Maqsood Ahmed held at SSU Headquarters which was attended by DIG East Muqadas Haider, DIG South Sharjeel Kharal, Colonel Shakarzai of Pak Army, Colonel Tauqeer of Sindh Rangers, Commandant SSU Zeeshan Shafiq Siddique, SSP East Qamar Raza Jaskani, SP Madadgar-15 Touheed Rehman Memon, SP SSU Irum Awan, officials of Pak Army, Rangers and all other stake holders. 
 
Around 4550 personnel of Karachi Police, including 1000 SSU Commandos, 606 personnel of Security Division and personnel of District Police, Traffic Police, Special Branch, RRF and personnel of other law enforcement agencies are performing security duties at National Stadium, Airport, routes, practice grounds and hotels. 
 
Whereas, a specialized command & control bus will also be stationed at National Stadium to monitor law & order situation in surroundings of the stadium on match days. DIG Security and Emergency Services Division Maqsood Ahmed stated that alongside sharp shooters who area deployed at sensitive points in the suburbs of routes and National Stadium, aerial-surveillance will also be made to beef-up the security arrangements. 
 
Commandant SSU Zeeshan Shafique Siddiqui said that the Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T) team comprising highly trained and well-equipped Commandos have also been deployed inside and outside the stadium to challenge any emergency situation. 
 
Whilst, a full-dress rehearsal of the security arrangements will also be conducted before the event, today. 
 
The spectators will be transported from the parking points to the stadium and from stadium to the parking points via special shuttle bus service. 
 
For the convenience of spectators, they will thoroughly be guided and assisted from parking points to the enclosure by the SSU Commandos attired in tracksuits. 
 
The following parking points have been allocated for the spectators coming to the National Stadium; 
a) Hakeem Saeed Ground at University Road near Bait ul Mukarram Masjid. 
b) Khawaja Ghareeb Nawaz Football Ground near Millennium Mall. 
c) China Ground adjacent to National Coaching Centre (For VIPs only). 
 
Spokesperson DIG Security & Emergency Services Division