Full-dress security rehearsal of PSL final underway in Karachi

Full-dress security rehearsal of PSL final underway in Karachi

KARACHI: A full-dress security rehearsal of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) third edition final is underway in the metropolis on Sunday amid stringent security measures.

The international security consultants had earlier arrived in the city to review the security arrangements and compile a report for Federation of International Cricketers’ Association.

On the occasion, the law enforcement agencies including Sindh Police, Pakistan Rangers, Airport Security Force (ASF) alongside other security agencies have been presenting a demonstration of foolproof security arrangements for the league’s final.

Speaking to press at National Stadium earlier today, Sindh Home Minister Suhail Anwar Siyal appeared confident over security measures, as what he said, the international security consultants were satisfied with the arrangements.

He said the recommendations by the foreign security consultants would be fully implemented if made any.

Meanwhile, all main arteries and routes leading to National Cricket Stadium have been closed for traffic as the rehearsal is underway. A large number of security personnel have also been deployed at and around the stadium.

One of the security consultants, England’s security expert Reg Dickason, has been roped in by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a bid to regain the international community’s confidence over security measures in Pakistan for sporting events.

The expert had earlier arrived in Karachi in October last year to discuss the security measures for the league’s final and held meetings with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Inspector General of Police (IGP) A.D. Khawaja.