Doubts were raised over Lahore hosting the final when a wave of new terrorist attacks hit Pakistan last month. A handful of terrorists cannot defeat the courage of committed and proud people of Pakistan. We are committed to fail every despicable plan of our enemies. Nation fights back terrorism and Pakistan’s days of isolation are over and now it has become stronger, safer and more stable.
The zeal of cricket crazy nation vanished all the terror fears up into smoke as people from all over the country flooded Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium to show their resolve against the terrorists and their enthusiasm for the sport Pakistan is famous for. People of all ages showed love with the country on return of international cricket in the homeland.
Strict and full proof security was provided to the two domestic teams which will also include foreign cricketers. Over 10,000 security personnel, including army men provided exceptional protection for the final of the Pakistan Super League.
It is suffice to say security situation in country has greatly improved over the past few years and this recent bout of violence was a temporary blip. Besides that Operation Radd ul Fassad under the command of Pakistan Military also continues alongside in different parts of the country with full force to apprehend terrorists and their facilitators who promote terrorism activities in country. We as a whole nation are determined to pull up the menace of terrorism from our peaceful land and will make it prosperous again.
Terrorism defeated, Pakistan won!