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Over 5,000 Policemen To Guard Kabaddi World Cup: DIG Rai Babar


LAHORE– Lahore Police (Operations Wing) is all set to provide foolproof security to the International teams participating in Kabaddi World Cup and citizens as well who will visit Punjab Stadium to view these world class matches.

Lahore Police issued its security plan for the Kabaddi World Cup to be held in Lahore from today (Sunday) till 16th February at Punjab Stadium Lahore.

According to the Security Plan, more than five thousand police officers and officials including 08 SPs, 31 DSPs, 76 SHOs, 367 Upper subordinates have been deputed during these Kabaddi World Cup matches for security purposes.

Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations Wing) Lahore Rai Babar Saeed said that Lahore Police has already provided foolproof security to the visiting International teams arriving Lahore as well as Pakistani Kabaddi players.

Rai Babar Saeed said that citizens will be allowed to enter the Punjab stadium after complete checking. He said that Lahore Police has earlier provided foolproof security to all the national and International cricket as well as other sports events being held in Lahore. We will also ensure implementation on SOPs in letter and spirit fixed regarding security to conduct the Kabaddi matches in peaceful atmosphere.

Rai Babar Saeed said that round the clock monitoring of the residential places of teams, matches and movements in and round Punjab stadium will be ensured through the CCTV cameras.

He said that Dolphin Squad, Police Response Unit and Elite Force teams will continue their effective patrolling around the specific areas of the city. Snipers have been deputed on the roof tops to keep an eye on all the movements during these Kabaddi matches.

The citizens coming to enjoy Kabaddi matches at Punjab stadium will only be allowed entrance after complete body search and checking through three layers security mechanism. Search and sweep operations are being conducted on daily basis in the city particularly around the Punjab stadium and designated areas.

Rai Babar Saeed said that Lahore Police has always played pivotal role to promote International sports in the city by providing maximum security to these events.

He has directed the concerned officers to remain in completed coordination with related departments for security arrangements. He directed the concerned police officers to adopt effective strategy to provide foolproof security during these Kabaddi matches.— HANDOUT