Pak Standing committee implicates cops in Lahore attack


Six Lankan cricketers were injured and as many policemen were killed when some masked gunmen ambushed their teambus which was on its way to the Gaddafi Stadium on March 3.
A judicial inquiry into the incident has blamed the top police officials of Lahore and Punjab for showing negligence in their duties that resulted in the deadly attack near the Liberty roundabout, a place close to the Gaddafi Stadium.
The Chairman of the NA committee Jamshed Khan told reporters that the committee had recommended to the Interior Ministry and provincial home departments to initiate criminal proceedings against all those officials who showed negligence while performing their duties during the visit of the Lankan team.
"Nobody will be spared who has damaged sports in any way," Khan said.
The Capital City police officer of Lahore, DIG Pervez Rathore told the NA committee that joint investigation teams probing into the Sri Lankan team attack has arrested one terrorist named Zubair, while four other accomplices have also been identified who are hiding in tribal areas.

PCB Chief Operating Officer Saleem Altaf told the committee that after the attack the PCB has decided to form its own security wing for international and domestic events.
Altaf said the board was in process of negotiating with a leading international security companies regarding management of the wing.
The attack on the Sri Lankan team badly hurt Pakistan cricket and it is after the incident that the ICC decided to shift the 2011 World Cup matches from the country.

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