Pakistani soldiers patrol outside the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore    AFP
Pakistani soldiers patrol outside the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore AFP

Lahore: With Lahore under high-alert ahead of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final match, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has assured that fool proof arrangements have made to ensure safety and security of the teams and the public. We are in a state of war and the high-alert would remain in place until our war against terrorism reaches its logical end, said Sanaullah after reviewing the security arrangements made for the PSL final, reports Dawn.

The civil administration and police are taking stringent measure to ensure top of the line security, with the Rangers and other law-enforcing agencies extending support to them, further elaborated the law minister. Nothing that he has viewed the security arrangements in place starting from Lahore airport to the stadium, Sanaullah expressed hope that that the PSL final will be held in a successful manner.

Despite such security arrangements over PSL final, former Pakistan captain Imran Khan has criticised by giving his logic. “If something inimical happened on the final day then it will prove to be the end of international cricket in Pakistan, the Express Tribune quoted Khan as saying. You can hold a match even in war-hit Syria or Iraq by deputing 60,000 security personnel to guard a crowd of 30,000 visitors inside a stadium, but by blocking all electronic signals and devises and after curtailing routine life of the city, the former Pakistan skipper added.

Last Monday, the Punjab Government gave approval to the PSL final to take place in Lahore after thorough evaluation of security conditions in the country following a series of bomb blasts in the preceding weeks.