The Punjab government has requested the Pakistan Army and Rangers to provide security for the highly anticipated cricket series between Pakistan and New Zealand, which begins tomorrow.
After foreign security specialists validated the team’s security measures, the Black Caps arrived in the country on September 12 for the first time in nearly 18 years.
Sri Lanka was the last international team to visit Pakistan in 2009. Following the terrorist attack on Sri Lankan players, no international team visited the country for the series.
The Pindi Cricket Stadium will be heavily guarded for the inaugural One Day International this time (ODI).
The paramilitary force and law enforcement authorities have begun security preparations for the T20 International series, which will begin on September 25 at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. There will be strong security on the ground and throughout the surrounding area.
For the cricket series, the Punjab Home Department has instructed Lahore police to draught a watertight security strategy.
Officials from the Pakistan Army and Rangers toured the Gaddafi Stadium as part of the strategy and created plans to station troops on the roads leading to the stadium and in the players’ locker rooms.
Three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and five Twenty-20 Internationals (T20Is) will be played against the hosts.