So yesterday a cricket match was conducted in Lahore between world XI and Pakistan team and it was a spectacle.It was great to see the return of cricket to Pakistan and obviously we all had reason to be happy about.
But, having said that, the alternate traffic route arrangements due to security reasons were in shambles really. Consider this, I live in the Cantt area and work near Shaykh Zaid Hospital and usually my commute takes around 20 to 25 mins. But yesterday it took me 1.5 hours to reach back home after a hectic day and on top of that I drive a manual!
Plenty of traffic wardens and Police were there to direct the traffic but I guess they need to realize that you can't simply just close big roads for extended period of time. I know the Govt is interested only in organizing a successful event but it is amusing to see the lack of planing considering the match is taking place on a working day.
Obviously the common man's life is not really a serious priority for the Govt and its a shame really to see the state of affairs we are currently in. There is another match today and honestly I am thinking about taking the day off or taking off before lunch. I hope today shall be better than yesterday..safe driving everyone!