PAK vs ENG: Flood-affected families staying in Karachi to get free stadium entry – Cricket
KARACHI: DIG SSU Maqsood Memon has said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will allow free entry into the stadium to flood-affected families who are in temporary shelter in the city.
At a press conference here on Sunday, Memon said they had spoken to PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja and their top officials to help bring happiness to families affected by the floods.
“We have spoken to PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja and Zakir Khan to allow flood-affected families free entry into the stadium during matches,” he shared.
“Our brothers and sisters are going through difficult times. The free entrance to the stadium will help them smile again,” he added.
Extra Karachi IG Javed Alam Odho accompanied Memon on their visit to the National Stadium for security check and arrangements.
Odho said the England team management had expressed satisfaction with the safety. “We have provided rock solid security to the England team as promised. We have spoken to the England team management and they are quite happy with the arrangements,” he revealed.
Meanwhile, security officials have called in Karachiites to fill the stadiums. “Karachi has often proved its liveliness when it comes to cricket. I’m sure the people of Karachi will come and fill the stadium in matches against England,” he concluded.