Mounting concerns over Indo-Pak match

T20 world cup 2016 will kick off on 8 March 2016 officially; all the matches will be played in different states of India.8 nations will be challenging each other for the title in this world level tournament, including Pakistan. Everything thing seems to be well and good except Pak-India match on 19 March 2016 at Dharamsala. PM Nawaz Sharif seeks the report on the disappointing performance of the team in the recent Asia Cup T20, but in India problem is of some different nature, security concerns are prevailing over Pak-India match. As Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadr Singh opposes the match and denies security assurance, besides his own son is protesting against the match. On the other hand, Pakistan wants security assurance at the Government level, PM Nawaz says, ‘’we will send our team only after security assurance’’, further, he directed his Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan to send an inspection team to India to check security situation there. Besides, demanding security assurance, Chairman PCB Shahryar Khan wants security assurance in written not verbally, BCCI official personnel Rajiv Shukla responded to Shahryar’s statement, Shukla refused his demand saying ‘’ How we can talk on the behalf of government’’ but BCCI assured foolproof security for Pakistani team. In High Court of Himachal Pradesh, a case was filed by Sudhir Prakash, a resident of Shimla. The Himachal Pradesh State High Court ordered hoping that it is the legal obligation of the state to maintain law and order during INDIA-PAK match, Himachal government satisfied the court and promised to fulfill his obligation, Center offered paramilitary troops to Himachal State in the case of any need. Now, if Pakistani inspection team visits India and says OK, and then we will not miss the clash between two traditional rivals.

Bilal Ahmad


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