National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has allowed full capacity in the stadium for the Pakistan-West Indies series.
NCOC has allowed 100 percent capacity at the request of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Citizens aged above 12 will have to bring their COVID vaccination certificate for entry into the stadium. All the spectators and organizers will have to wear a mask and carry sanitizers with them.
NCOC has linked the issuance of tickets and invitations to COVID vaccine certificates. Foolproof security is expected at the stadium for the guest team.
Regarding the security measures, more than 1500 personnel of the Karachi Police Security Division including 800 Special Security Unit and lady commandos will be deployed for security purposes. Personnel from other security agencies will also perform the duties. Personnel will perform duties at Karachi Airport, National Stadium Karachi, routes, hotels, and other different areas. Sharpshooters will also be deployed at various points. The details were revealed in a press release issued on Wednesday.
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Specialized 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. Shuttle service will be provided to the spectators from the parking lot to the stadium.
Special Weapons and Tactics team comprising highly trained and well-equipped commandos will remain alert at SSU Headquarters as a quick response force to challenge any situation.
The security strategy had been devised by the Security and Emergency Services Division of Karachi Police in connection with the matches to be played between Pakistan and West Indies cricket teams at National Stadium, Karachi.
The plan was devised in a meeting chaired by DIGP Security and Emergency Services Division Maqsood Ahmed. The meeting was attended by Commandant Special Security Unit (SSU) Zeeshan Shafique Siddiqui, SSP East Qamar Raza Jaskani, and other senior officers of Police, Pakistan Army, Pakistan Rangers Sindh, and Pakistan Cricket Board along with all stakeholders.