Police perform a thorough sweep in Karachi ahead of the second Test

Following the recent bomb attacks in Peshawar, the police and other concerned authorities are working to ensure that such an incident does not ruin Australia’s historic cricket tour of Pakistan. Both sides are now on their way to Karachi for the second Test of the three-match series.

The police and Sindh Rangers conducted a massive joint search operation around Karachi, including the regions surrounding the National Stadium, which will host the second Test. According to Radio Pakistan, the operation was conducted to examine the security arrangements in place for the Australian Cricket Team.

The Australian team was in Pakistan at the time of the bombings at a mosque in Peshawar, playing the first Test at Rawalpindi, around 200 kilometres from Peshawar.

Australia is making its first visit to Pakistan since 1999. Due to the 2009 attacks on the Sri Lankan cricket team, which was touring the country at the time, the south-east Asian country has struggled to hold home games. The team was attacked while travelling in their team bus from their hotel to the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.