The Sindh Police Security Division has devised a tight security plan as the first test between Pakistan and South Africa is being played in Karachi today.
According to details, over 5,000 personnel of the Karachi police have been deployed. The personnel includes 1500 cops of the Security Division and 1,500 SSU commandos.
Moreover, a special command and control bus will also be made ready at the National Stadium to observe the situation. Traffic police personnel, Rapid Response Force personnel, personnel from a special branch, and law enforcement agencies have been appointed in Karachi.
DIG Maqsood Ahmed, chief of the Security Division, said that aerial surveillance would also be made to beef up the security arrangements alongside sharpshooters, who would be deployed at sensitive points in the suburbs along the routes and around the National Stadium.
During the five days of the Test match between Pakistan and South Africa, most of the main roads leading to the National Stadium will remain open for small vehicles.
According to Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Traffic Police Iqbal Dara, all roads leading to the National Stadium were announced to close during the five days of the Test match but during the five days of the match due to public difficulties. It has been decided to keep most of the roads open.
DIG Traffic Karachi Iqbal Dara said that a revised traffic plan has been issued keeping in view the concerns of the people.
Special traffic arrangements have been made on all the main highways leading to the National Stadium Karachi from January 26 to January 30.
According to the revised traffic plan issued, the traffic coming from Liaquatabad will be closed for traffic on Hassan Square Flyover and the highway leading from University Road to Expo will be closed for traffic.