Sindh police on Wednesday chalked out a security plan for Karachi for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 7 matches scheduled to commence on January 27 and continue till February 7 in the city.
“Overall, around 5,650 personnel of Karachi police will perform security duty during the PSL 7,” according to a notification issued on Wednesday.
Around 1,700 personnel of the Security Division, including 1,200 SSU commandos, will perform security duties along with Traffic Police, Rapid Response Force, Special Branch, District Police and personnel from other law enforcement agencies at the National Stadium Karachi, airport, related routes, practice grounds, parking areas, hotels, and other areas.
Meanwhile, 1,500 Traffic Police officers, 500 Special Branch officers and 250 commandos of Rapid Response Force will be on duty during the matches.
Snippers would also be deployed at sensitive points and a specialised command and control bus will also be stationed at the National Stadium to monitor the law and order situation in the surroundings of the stadium.
Aerial surveillance will arrangements have also been made.
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team comprising highly trained and well-equipped commandos will remain alert in SS Headquarters.
All roads except one track of Sir Shah Suleman Road will remain open for commuters.
The spectators will be transported from parking points to the stadium and from the stadium to parking points via a special shuttle bus service.
Meanwhile, entry of vehicles with CNG cylinder will be banned in the stadium premises.
Parking points had been allocated for spectators coming to National Stadium where SSU commandos would be deployed for their help. These parking points included Hakeem Said Ground on University Road near Baitul Mukarram Masjid and China Ground adjacent to National Coaching Centre (for VIPs only).
Moreover, spectators are urged to bring their CNICs. While the COVID-19 vaccine is mandatory for all spectators above 12 years of age. And in case of violation of COVID rules, people will be kicked out of the stadium.