The businessman of the city of Lahore has almost incurred a loss of rupees thirty billion during the previous two days because of the Pakistan Super League Edition-3 matches that were played at the Gaddafi Stadium.
Khalid Pervaiz—President of All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajran while talking to a local newspaper said that due to the PSL matches, the traders of the city have to bear an approximated loss of rupees thirty billion as the security agencies had tightened the security situation of the city and has closed down all forty shops inside the Gaddafi Stadium without even paying them a single penny.
He criticised the provincial government and the Pakistan Cricket Board saying that the security measures adopted, created a chaos kind of situation in the city which not only created a traffic mess on all the significant routes but also affected the trading activity as the majority of the people were unable to reach their desired destinations.
Khalid said that the poor traffic strategy and security plan also affected severely on the major wholesale markets of the city as businessmen were unable to reach their shops owing to the traffic mess.
He questioned the authorities that who would take the responsibility of the losses incurred by the traders. He added that the poor roadside vendors who earn their livings daily by selling food to the people inside the stadium are starving because of the poor plan.
He said that the government should not hold any such events in the future by putting the lives of people at risk.
As per Khalid, the closing of the Ferozepur Road has caused worst traffic chaos on the major alternate routes and markets which includes Gulberg, Jail Road, Main Boulevard, Campus, Ichra and Wahdat Road alongside others.
Several commuters expressed their frustration over the poor traffic plan by the Punjab police and the traffic police.
The worst situation was witnessed in the Garden Town and Gulberg, as commuters had no idea which route to take to reach their destinations.