APP47-12 LAHORE: January 12 - Interior Minister Brig. (Retd) Ejaz Ahmad Shah talking to media persons after final match played between Barry's Polo and Tetra Pak polo teams during HBL Pakistan Polo Cup 2020 at Polo Club. APP Photo by Mustafa Lashari

LAHORE, Jan 12 (APP):Federal Interior Minister Brig (retd) Ijaz Shah said here Sunday that the law and order situation in the country was far better than the past and year 2020 would not only be the year of change but  also of the country’s progress and prosperity.

He expressed these views in a brief talk with the media after participating as the chief guest in a polo match in which Team Yellow won the title of Pakistan Polo Cup after
a thrilling match with final score of five-three.

The final match was also witnessed by local and foreign players, who appreciated the polo teams for presenting a wonderful match.

To a question, the federal interior minister termed it a routine matter that allied parties had by and large reservations over some issues, however, year 2020 would prove to be the year of development and prosperity of Pakistan.

To another question, he said that politics penetrated into cricket sports. “We are going to organise PSL matches in Pakistan as law and order situation is now far better than the past. You are well aware that who is thwarting Bangladesh team’s trip to Pakistan,” he maintained.

About Indian army chief’s statement against Pakistan, he termed it irresponsible remarks, adding that he should not have given such statement in the prevailing situation.