Ibn-e-Qasim Bagh Stadium

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Ibn-e-Qasim Bagh Stadium
Old Fort Stadium
Former names Old Fort Stadium
Location Multan, Pakistan
Coordinates 30°11′52″N 71°28′27″E / 30.19778°N 71.47417°E / 30.19778; 71.47417Coordinates: 30°11′52″N 71°28′27″E / 30.19778°N 71.47417°E / 30.19778; 71.47417
Capacity 18,000
Surface Grass
Opened 1975

The Ibn-e-Qasim Bagh Stadium, originally known as the Old Fort Stadium, is a multi-use stadium in Multan, Pakistan. It is currently used mostly for cricket and football. It hosted one Test Match in 1980.[1] The stadium holds 18,000 and opened in 1975.

The stadium is named in honor of ‘Imād ad-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Qāsim ath-Thaqafī (Arabic: عماد الدين محمد بن القاسم الثقفي; c. 31 December 695 – 18 July 715[citation needed]), an Umayyad general who conquered Sindh and Multan regions along the Indus River (now a part of Pakistan) for the Umayyad Caliphate in eighth century.

On October 10, 2014, at least seven people died and 40 were injured as a result of a stampede at stadium after the speech of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan. The Opposition leader alleged that only two gates of the venue were opened at the end of the rally and the lights were also switched off, but this was later denied by the DCO and local authorities.[2] [3][4][5]

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  1. ^ "Ibn-e-Qasim Bagh Stadium". ESPN Cricinfo. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "PTI, Multan administration trade blame after 8 people killed in Qasim Bagh stampede". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  3. ^ [1] "Stampede at PTI Multan rally kills at least seven" 11 October 2014.
  4. ^ [2] "PTI, Multan administration trade blame after 8 people killed in Qasim Bagh stampede" 10 October 2014.
  5. ^ [3] "7 PTI workers dead due to stampede after Multan rally" 11 October 2014.