Pak Olympic squad under strict vigilance amidst fears of possible sting ops by UK media
Islamabad, Aug 11(ANI): The security of the Pakistani Olympic contingent has been intensified after their London Olympics campaign ended on Thursday in a bid to prevent athletes and members from falling into any kind of further controversy through sting operations by British newspapers.
Mohammad Abid Qadri, who is the serving DIG Operations Punjab, in charge of security related issues with the delegation, is believed to be taking every step possible to keep athletes away from 'conspiracies' or 'planted media stings'.
Pakistan has already faced controversy prior to the Olympics when the London-based tabloid The Sun ran a story exposing a 'passport scam' in Lahore.
Pakistan's chef de mission Syed Aqil Shah said he was taking measures to keep the members away from controversies.
We are aware of the conspiracies against us, The Express Tribune quoted Shah, as saying.
The athletes have also been made aware of the possibility of them being targeted. They are not allowed to speak to strangers and are under strict vigilance, he added.
Shah said so far no athletes have reported any approach from anyone and added that conspiracies were hatched just to make Pakistani athletes and officials scapegoats in case of any security failure. (ANI)