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Successful holding of PSL matches achievement of govt: state minister

ISLAMABAD: The successful holding of Pakistan Super League matches in Pakistan is a great achievement which testifies the prevalence of better law and order situation in the country, said a statement by Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb.

The state minister said that the arrival of the international players in Lahore for the revival of sports activities was made possible by the personal interest of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif which boosted the national spirit.

The minister appreciated the steps taken by the Punjab government to provide foolproof security during the PSL matches, and invaluable efforts by Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi for the revival of cricket in the country.

She said that the spirit and enthusiasm exuded by the citizens who turned up to watch the match was appreciable, and that the people of Lahore staying true to their traditions extended tumultuous welcome to the foreign players who came to participate in the PSL matches and would always cherish the memories.

The minister reiterated that the scourge of terrorism was ebbing away due to the cooperation of the provincial governments and the sacrifices offered by the armed forces of Pakistan adding that the martyrs had lit the lights of peace with their blood.

She said this was as a consequence of the forwarding look, far-sighted and prudent policies pursued by the government the country was galloping on the path of sustained development.

Aurangzeb said that the life in the country had recaptured its usual throbs and peace after emerging from the challenges inherited in 2013 as well as an end to the darkness that engulfed its horizons.

She said that the present government had redeemed all the pledges made in its manifesto whereas the previous government merely relied on hollow slogans.

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