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Heavy security cover for Karachi Test

The security plan includes installation of hidden cameras and aerial surveillance of the stadium.
By Press Trust of India | None, Karachi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2006 11:34 AM IST

The National Stadium would be a virtual fortress when the third Test between India and Pakistan begins here on Sunday, with extra-ordinary security measures being put in place for the crucial tie.

Karachi Police is not taking any chances and has charted a comprehensive security plan which includes installation of hidden cameras and aerial surveillance of the Stadium.

Inspector General of Police, Sindh, Jahangir Mirza was given a detailed report on the security plan, which also includes deployment of gun-toting security officials at the stadium and the team hotel, a report in local daily The News said.

Commandos of elite force would also be on guard at the hotel and the stadium and a central control room would be closely monitoring the activities within the ground.

The IGP has asked the CCPO Karachi Niaz Ahmed Siddiqui to ensure foolproof security arrangements but also keep in mind that media personnel are not inconvenienced.

Special arrangements have also been made for smooth movement of traffic on match days. Public would be informed about parking areas and alternate routes in advance.

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