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PCB weighs security arrangements for Asia Cup

Lahore, Jun 10 (UNI) As the Asia Cup is nearing, the PCB does not want to leave any stone unturned as far as the security is concerned and in a bid to host a trouble-free tournament, some of the board members met top police officials to take stock of the arrangements for event that begins from June 24.

A top Pakistani government official said the PCB has been assured of state level security for Asia Cup and the Champions Trophy in September.

The interior ministry adviser to the Prime Minister, Rehman Malik confirmed about the meeting for which the PCB chief Nasim Ashraf had requested three days back.

''He had some security fears on the ongoing situation of the country. So, I had called the Inspector General Police and the Home Secretary of respective provinces and other intelligence agencies.

''We discussed their concerns ahead of the Asia Cup and ICC Champions Trophy and their concerns have now been duly addressed,'' Malik said.

He said the government believes that Pakistan would successfully host the two tournaments and some stringent security arrangements are being put in place to avoid any act of violence during ther events.


Story first published: Wednesday, June 11, 2008, 13:18 [IST]
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