CS orders coordinated efforts for Pak-Sri Lanka matches


All provincial departments and LEAs ensure coordinated efforts for successful holdings of 3 one day Pak-Sri Lanka Cricket Matches in National Stadium Karachi scheduled to be held on Sep. 27 & 29 and Oct. 02. Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah the Chief Secretary Sindh instructed this while Presiding an overwhelming meeting on Monday which was attended by the Secretaries of the Departments of Health, Home, Sports, Local Government and Public Health Engineering, Commissioner Karachi, Additional IG Karachi and officials of PCB . LEAs Pak Army and Pakistan Rengers.
The Chief Secretary categorically noted that no slackness or ignorance would be tolerated, thus he emphasized that road carpeting to and from the national stadium specifically , including at all other parts must be carried out, as well water supply & sewerage and power provision should also be prioritized in addition to fool proof security arrangements, Mr. Shah added. He directed the Sindh Police to maintain well organized security system like PSL matches of near past when the series accomplished smoothly and there is no mentionable complaint on the record..hence Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah maintained that all departments concerned to security and LEAs must pay their vital role for peaceful holdings of Pak-Sri Lankan one day series sufficiently.
The Chief Secretary stated that this is an international event and it will have and arrangements in this regard would be of international level.
Earlier Secretaries of Health and Home, Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Ahmed Shalwani , Add.IGP Karachi Ghulam Nabi Memon, Additional IGP Ameer Shaikh and MD KW&SB Asadullah Khan briefed about the preparations and ongoing arrangements to this effect.
The Chief Secretary also advised to PCB officials for effectively control the fake ticket using mishaps with a view to eradicate any untoward situation.
Meanwhile, it is reported that Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis will miss Pakistan’s first ODI against Sri Lanka in Karachi on 27 September as owing as he will be travelling to Sydney to attend his daughter’s graduation ceremony.
Waqar will return in time for the second ODI on September 29 and join Pakistan men’s team in Karachi.
Waqar had conveyed the Pakistan Cricket Board about this commitment prior to his appointment as the bowling coach.

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