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Pakistan Super League fever grips Lahore

Amna Ansar Mar 05, 2017
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Despite the wave of recent terrorist attacks in the provincial capital, Lahore came back to life due to exciting Pakistan Super League final at Gaddafi stadium Lahore.

Lahore is showering with colorful lights and is gardened with plants and flowers on both sides of the main roads.

Gaddafi stadium is decorated by different sponsoring companies of PSL. Even SSG commanders jumped into the air from airplanes for showing aerial acrobatics over the stadium.

Many enthusiasts who have planned to watch cricket in the stadium or at big screens have booked ‘Dhol walas’ for bringing more fun to the mega event. The rates of these drum beaters are getting deliberately very high.

Although the government has banned the private screening of match but still Lahorites are disobeying the orders and are renting farm houses and rooftops for most awaited event.

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A cricket fan has made arrangements for most-anticipated event and invited his friends to watch the final at his home in Lahore. He will also provide refreshment to attendees.

Similar arrangements are also made within the city for the ones who could not get access to tickets. Punjab University Club also made arrangements for its faculty members. Lahore Press Club is also screening the match for its faculty members and their families.

As the event is one of the biggest events in recent history, therefore, concerned authorities have made foolproof security arrangements.

Five layered security have been established at Gaddafi stadium and nearby areas. Area of the stadium is segregated by placing containers, barriers and jagged wires from rest of city.

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras have installed at the venue and main roads of the city. All people before reaching to stadium must have to pass through walkthrough gates, medical detectors and will also physically frisked.

According to officials more than 15,000 police, rangers, and army personnel have been positioned.

Additionally, 300 emergency medical technicians, 21 ambulances, 12 fire vehicles and 4 rescue vans have been deployed.

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