Lahore attack was major security failure

Posted: March 4, 2009 in Sports, Uncategorized
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Several policemen died and the Sri Lanka cricket team also had their lucky stars and a bus driver to thank to. The combination of factors may have ensured that the attack did not gain the scale of the Munich Olympics tragedy but even this could have been avoided had commandos or army men been in charge of the security.
When security in India in recent times had the kind of commando cover, Pakistan surely should have kept the arrangements stricter judging from the picture coming in from the media coverage. 12 terrorists lying in ambush barely metres outside the Gaddafi Stadium is an indicator of a major security failure. In hindsight, it explains why the western cricketing nations were refusing to play ball despite Pakistan showing them their so-called security plans when they were trying to lobby for the Champions Trophy.
In the thoughts over what-could-have-been and what-will-be-the-future of Pakistan cricket, one thing remains worth of note. With no outfit claiming responsibility, the terror groups must be surely aware that such an attack will mean negative publicity and disenchantment among the cricket-loving public. Yet, when Imran Khan publicly stated that cricketers will never be harmed, it was like prodding a sleeping egoistic giant to dare and cross the boundary and shatter the cricketing word.
The Pakistan government had no business to invite the Sri Lankans, especially at a time when the political parties were involved in proxy war and an upheaval taking place in the administration.
Today it is Pakistan. The next target could be India.
A stone has been cast. Will it turn into a bloody affair, only time will tell.

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Comments
  1. Joe says:

    it sounds like the recent attack against the Sri Lankan cricket team is turning out to be a huge blow to tons of Pakistani cricket fans, since now the sport in general has to be curtailed throughout the country

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