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POST TIME: 24 January, 2016 00:00 00 AM
U-19 Cricket World Cup
Tech-based security system in place: RAB

Tech-based security system in place: RAB

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has taken heavy security measures including the use of technology-based security systems for the upcoming Under 19 Cricket World Cup. During a media briefing at a city hotel after a meeting with ICC and BCB officials, RAB Director General Benazir Ahmed said, ‘‘The ICC and BCB authorities have already expressed their satisfaction over the security arrangements.” “Since we have the prior experience of successfully organising World Cup and Asia Cup, now our target is to ensure a fool-proof security for the upcoming Under 19 Cricket World Cup,” the RAB chief said. Replying to a question, Benazir Ahmed said, “Considering all national and international potential threats and keeping in mind the global perspectives, we have emphasized on technology based security system.” At times, one vehicle scanner can work faster than a 200 men force, Benazir said, adding that RAB are using various technologies and methods including GPS, vehicle scanners and dog squads. The RAB have also set up venue operation command centers, he added. “We are also working with all other intelligence gathering and law enforcing agencies to put in place a well-coordinated security system,” the RAB chief said. He also urged the countrymen to help the law enforcers to organize a successful cricket world cup. The Under 19 Cricket World Cup matches are scheduled to start at eight venues in four districts of the country on 27 January.