KARACHI: After successfully organising PSL final, the Sindh government has started preparations for the three-match T20 series to be played between Pakistan and West Indies at National Stadium on April 1, 2 and 4.
Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said at a meeting at CM House on Thursday that arrangements for PSL were excellent for which all departments and officers deserved praise but “we have to further improve upon them so that spectators can be saved from long queues”.
He attributed the PSL success to each and every person of Sindh and Pakistan and congratulated them on the return of international cricket to Karachi.
He directed minister for local government to coordinate with the city’s mayor in decorating the metropolis roads with cricketers’ photos.
The meeting was attended by provincial ministers Jam Khan Shoro and Syed Nasir Shah, director general of Rangers Major General Mohammad Saeed, IGP A.D. Khowaja, principal secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, home secretary Kazi Shahid Parvez, additional IG Karachi Mushtaq Mahar and other officers concerned.
On the recommendation of Major Gen Saeed, the chief minister appointed in-charges for different tasks. DIG South was made the in-charge of hotel security, DIG traffic in-charge of traffic routes and DC East was tasked with the charge of looking after parking arrangements for the spectators.
The meeting decided that drinking water facilities would be increased and Pakistan Cricket Board would be asked to raise number of food stalls.
When the chief minister was informed that the matches would start at 7.30pm, he directed that all necessary steps be taken to facilitate students to reach examination centres for appearing in annual Matric exams.
Published in Dawn, March 30th, 2018