Karachi:Pakistan Cricket Board got a shot in the arm with the Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani assuring foolproof security during the Champions Trophy in September.
In a brief visit to the National Stadium here, Gilani made it clear that his government was keen to see the Champions Trophy staged in the country.
Asked about the security concerns being raised by some teams and their governments about the ICC awarding the tournament to Pakistan, Gilani said his government was behind the Pakistan Cricket Board.
"I can say this the Pakistan government will fully support the organization of the Champions trophy in Pakistan," the Prime Minister said.
"We will provide the best security cover for all the participating players and officials in the Champions Trophy," he said.
Gilani's special advisor on interior and security, Rehman Malik said after giving so much assurances by the government it was not fair on part of some countries to still keep on raising concerns about the security situation in Pakistan.
"I met the ICC President Ray Mali and assured him we would take care of everything to make the Champions trophy a big success. So it is strange that some teams are still complaining," he stated.
Malik said the successful organization of the Asia Cup event has shown that Pakistan is as safe as any other country to host international events.