At a meeting in Lahore on Wednesday, Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif announced that free of cost buses would be launched for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final being held in the city. The buses would take the spectators directly to Gaddafi Stadium where the match will play out.
This would have a two-fold effect in reducing the vehicular traffic in the city while also acting as a measure to curb the risk of terrorist attacks.
Emphasis on Security Measures
The PSL final needs a lot of security measures in place to ensure that the recent wave of terror attacks do not affect the mood of the country. It is also essential keeping in mind the international players who are opting to play in PSL despite the risks.
Law-enforcement agencies have been strictly instructed by the Chief Minister to ensure that the security measures they have decided upon are implemented in the most efficient way possible and that there should be no room for error. The different agencies have also been told to keep in direct contact with each other in order to ensure nothing gets past them.
Mosques, churches, temples, and all other places of worship have also been placed under the watchful eye of the police who have been instructed to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity during the day.
No Load-Shedding During The Match
In order to avoid unnecessary confusion and panic, there will be no power outage for the duration of the match, as per the orders of the authorities.
Shahbaz Sharif further remarked that hosting the event in Lahore was a huge honour for the city and they had to show that Pakistan was capable of holding mega events without any breaches in their security systems.
Furthermore, the Prime Minister and the Chief of Army Staff have also agreed to collaborate on the project to provide the maximum level of security that they can.
Quantity of Tickets Increased
PSL administration has announced to increase the quantity of total tickets available to the general public for the final of the competition, which is to be played on 5th March.
The decision took place after ticket sales for the PSL final quota sold out within hours after its opening. The price of the additional tickets has not yet been disclosed but the ones sold before ranged between 500 to 12,000 rupees.
The low priced tickets are available but are very few in number. In an interview with a media outlet, a branch member said that their bank only received 10 tickets of 500 rupees value.
Via Business Recorder