On Thursday, Pakistan won the war against terrorism. Some legends of Pakistani cricket played the match with some international legends at Miranshah which was the main place of terrorists. But now, the peacetime is begun in Pakistan and Peace Cup is shows that. Thanks, to the international legends who have trust in Pakistan and played the match there.
Thousands of cricket fans become happy as their favorite national and international cricket stars are in front of their eyes and played the match at their place Miranshah. They viewers waved signs proclaiming: “We want peace” at an international T20 match in the Taliban stronghold area Miranshah. But now that area is free from Taliban because of the hard work of militants.
The T20 match was between the Pakistan XI and a guest team UK XI in the Miranshah.
This place is overextended along the Afghan border, North Waziristan’s Miranshah was once a de facto Taliban State that hosed foreign jihadists including leading figures from Al-Qaeda and served as a launching pad for attacks into Afghanistan.
But in the year 2014 Pakistan army started a clearance operation in the tribal areas and bring an end to the bloody insurgency that has cost many lives and now this place is cleared from Taliban and peace come here.
And on Thursday the leading legends of cricket Boom Boom Shahid Afridi and former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq played the match here and the amazing point is that there are more than 20, 000 fans enjoying that match at Miranshah. People are so enthusiastic that they reached there early in the morning to see their legends.
Fahimullah, a 31-year-old school teacher said; “It feels like I’m in Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore or in Islamabad today. It doesn’t feel like the old Miranshah infested by the militants.”
Pakistan bat first and give the target of 254 runts and UK only scored 151 with the fall of seven wickets in the 20 over game.
Inzamam-ul-Haq and Afridi hit some he sixes and boundaries and win the game by 103 runs against the British side.
An innocent ninth grader Faizan khan said: “I have not seen such a big match here before today. We could not go out earlier because of Taliban. The situation was very bad then, but now they have disappeared, I don’t know where they were gone.”