Pakistan said that if the Sri Lankan cricket team tours Pakistan, they would be accorded memorable welcome and would be given red box security.
Pakistan’s Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) minister Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada Saturday termed Sri Lanka as his second home and described them as Pakistan's very close friends and said he was rooting for Sri Lanka alongside Pakistan in the World Cup.
Riaz expressed these views while talking exclusively with Pakistan based The Nation on Saturday.
He said Sri Lankans always stands by Pakistan through thick and thin and they are very grateful to them.
“Despite attack on their cricket team in the unfortunate Lahore incident, they never turn their backs on Pakistan.
We salute their gesture and will never forget their brotherly treatment rendered to Pakistan in all the sporting fields.
Whenever Pakistan wanted Sri Lankan teams weather cricket table tennis, football or any other sports they always responded in positive manner.”
“Now by the grace of God and with superb efforts by our Army after operation Zarb-e-Azb, things are quite different and security situation is far better.
We would left no stone unturned and initiate best possible measures to ensure no repeat of that bizarre Lahore incident.
” Riaz said Zimbabwe are willing to tour Pakistan, which is not only great positive sign but also shows that international teams trust current government.
“I am sure international cricket return to Pakistan would help people to get over that dark days period when nobody was ready to tour Pakistan.