Punjab Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Monday addressed the meeting of provincial cabinet committee on law & order from London through video link, and different matters pertaining to security of Independence Cup, 2017 and other arrangements were reviewed in detail.
The Chief Minister directed for foolproof security arrangements of the matches as well as ensuring best arrangements and added that all the arrangements during the matches of World XI and Pakistan XI should be best of the best.
Arrival of international players to Lahore is an honour for all of us. He directed that the devised security plan should be implemented in letter and spirit and wonderful arrangements should be made for the cricket lovers inside and outside of the stadium.
He said that the players as well as the spectators should be provided with conducive and peaceful environment and for this purpose, all the line departments should exhibit best coordination.
The cabinet committee on law & order should present a detailed report by night by reviewing the security and other arrangements. He said that people should be fully sensitized about the alternate traffic routes so that they could face less difficulty.
He directed to make best arrangements of food for police officials and staff of other departments deputed for this purpose and said that the drivers available in the parking lots should also be provided food and other facilities.
He said that no compromise will be made on best cleanliness arrangements and therefore, it should be well taken care of.
He said that all the people should work collectively to make this mega event a success and perform their duties diligently and efficiently so that the cricket lovers could enjoy best arrangements.
Provincial Ministers Ayub Gadhi, Jahangir Khanzada, Advisor Rana Maqbool Ahmad, Chief Secretary, ACS (Home), IG Police and other officials attended the meeting from Civil Secretariat through video link; while Secretary to CM and concerned officials participated from CM Office through video link.