Karachi police have done their homework and chalked out a comprehensive security plan, ahead of the West India-Pakistan home series scheduled to begin from December 13.
The West Indian cricket team arrived in Karachi Thursday, December 9. They will play three T20Is and an equal number of ODIs, all at the National Stadium in Karachi, before the visitors depart on December 23.
To take stock of the security situation and prepare for it in advance, a meeting was presided over by Additional Inspector General Imran Yaqoob Minhas at the Sindh Boys Scouts Auditorium Thursday.
DIG Security and Emergency Services Division Maqsood Ahmed gave a briefing on the strict security measures taken for the tour.
A total of 46 DSPs, including 13 senior officers of the Karachi police, 315 NGOs, 3,822 constables ad head constables, 50 women police personnel, 500 personnel of the Rapid Response Force and 889 commandos of the Special Security Unit would perform security duties along with the Karachi traffic police during the matches at National Stadium, routes, practice grounds, parking areas, hotels and other areas.
Special Branch personnel in plainclothes will be deployed at the National Stadium in Karachi and the hotels for the teams’ security. A Special Weapons and Tactics team would be on standby to respond to emergencies.
13 Dec – 1st T20I, Karachi
14 Dec – 2nd T20I, Karachi
16 Dec – 3rd T20I, Karachi
18 Dec – 1st ODI, Karachi
20 Dec – 2nd ODI, Karachi
22 Dec – 3rd ODI, Karachi
23 Dec – Departure