Holding of PSL final to thwart terrorists’ designs: Sanaullah

Says no operation is being carried out against Pakhtoons in Punjab

Lahore

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan on Thursday said most comprehensive security measures have been taken for Pakistan Super League (PSL) final match, scheduled to take place at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore on March 5.
‘Holding of PSL final will send a message to whole world that Pakistan is a safe place for international cricket,’ he added. He said the Punjab government will provide security for PSL final, adding that the security will also be provided to other parts of Lahore 5th March, adding that there will be high alert in whole Punjab province on the day of PSL final. He said terrorism incidents have been decreased by 80 percent.
He said this is wrong perception that the operation is being carried out against Pakhtoons in Punjab and thousands of people have been arrested. He said if anyone has figures about this he should present them. He said we will release these people and will also seek apology. He said that the whole nation is happy over the holding of PSL final in Lahore but some people with negative thinking are trying to terrorize the people.
He said PPP and PTI have broken records of corruption in Singh and Khyber Pakhoonkahwa and due to fear of not securing votes of people again in next election these parties are propagating against Punjab. Addressing a press conference on Thursday at the Chief Minister House, Rana Sanaullah Khan informed that no roads will be blocked and there will be no curfew in the city on Sunday, March 5 – the day of the finale.
‘No offices will be closed except the restaurant inside the Gaddafi Stadium. Everything will stay normal on the day,’ the minister stressed. Sanaullah further informed that a free shuttle service will be available to take people from the parking to the stadium. Metro timings will also be extended for 1:00 AM on Sunday night so that the service is available to public after the match ends, he added. ‘The entire nation has welcomed the hosting of the PSL final in Lahore. The nation is united against terrorism,’ Sanaullah said.
He said the holding of PSL final in Lahore is message for the terrorists that the people reject the fear which terrorists want to impose on them. He said the heinous designs of the terrorists will be foiled and they will be taken to logical end. Rana Sanullah said that we are peaceful nation and wants to move forward in peaceful manner. He said the incident takes place in Shikarpur and Opposition Leader in National Assembly Syed Khurshid Ahemd Shah demands operation in South Punjab. He said whether Shikarpur is situated in Punjab. He said in past the suicide bombers had been used to come from Waziristan but after the Zarb-e-Azb operation these suicide bombers are used to come from Afghanistan.—SABAH

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