KARACHI - Sindh police chalked out a security plan for the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) cricket match to be played in National Stadium next month.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh AD Khowaja on Wednesday chaired a meeting regarding a security plan for the PSL cricket matches directed Additional IG Karachi to look after the security of the matches.

Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) security in-charge Colonel Azam Khan (r) and officials of law enforcement agencies and other firms were also present at his office, where Khowaja directed the police officials to ensure all security arrangements for PSL matches.

IGP also directed concern police officers to start full dress rehearsal for the security in the month of the February and make foolproof security arrangements for the event.

IGP asked DIG East to get in touch with additional IGP Special Branch and review full audit of the security system for the PSL cricket matches and prepare a report in this regard, so as to ensure foolproof security plan at any cost.

He said that special focus should be kept on the international standard in security plan and contact with law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and Rangers must be included in the plan. DIG East told the meeting that the security arrangements would be made extraordinary in residential areas around the stadium and parking stickers would be provided to VIPs.

Airport, residential areas and stadium linked areas would be foolproof for players and other staff. However, additional IG Karachi will supervise the security arrangements while Rapid Response Force (RRF) platoons have been directed to remain active. Additional IG Karachi Mushtaq Mahar, Additional IG CTD Sanaullah Abbasi, officials of ISI, MI, traffic police, airport security force, Sindh rangers and others were also present in the meeting.