LAHORE – City District Government of Lahore has issued the notices to the owners of 12 restaurants located outside the Gaddafi Stadium.
They are ordered to keep their restaurants shut from May 18 2015 to June 1 2015 because of T-20 and One- Day series that are going to be between Zimbabwe and Pakistan Cricket teams.
To avoid any unpleasant situation and for safety measures, CDGL’s Gulberg Town Municipal Administration issued the notices to the restaurant owners.
According to the officials who are monitoring these matters, “we have never seen such arrangements of tight security ever being made by CDGL and police.”
CDGL official told media that CCTV cameras are installed at all the sensitive places around the stadium and those CCTV’s would be linked with the control room at DCO office.
“The new parking sites are being considered to be established towards Ferozepur Road or some other viable places to avoid traffic congestion in areas linking the venue,” he added.
“Everybody will have to pass through at least four security layers. Ticketholders will enter the venue after showing their tickets. The media people deputed for the coverage of matches will be issued passes by the PCB. The Special Branch Police may also issue them security clearance passes/cards,” he said.
The Lahore Parking Company had been asked to submit a trouble-free parking plan outside the stadium.
The Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has also been asked to submit a plan regarding the cleanliness arrangements around the venue.
All sports activities at the Punjab Sports Complex and the National Hockey Stadium are also postponed during the cricket series.
It is important to mention here that the doors of international cricket in Pakistan were closed in result of a 2009 tragic incident of a terrorist attack on Sri Lankan team in Liberty Roundabout Lahore.
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