A secret investigative report has just surfaced prepared by the Additionalof the Crime Investigation Division, Punjab on 22nd January 2009 outlining the potential threat to the Sri Lankan team. It outlines very briefly the following four points
- It has reliably been learnt that “RAW” (Indian Intelligence Agency) has assigned its agents the task to target Sri Lankan Cricket Team during its current visit to Lahore, especially while traveling between the hotel and stadium or at the hotel during their stay
- It is evident that RAW intends to show Pakistan as a security risk state for sports events particularly when European and India teams have already postponed their proposed visits considering it a high security risk to visit Pakistan.
- RAW has also collected photographs of leaders of Jamaat-ud-Daawa (Proscribed) and its establishment to target them
- Extreme vigilance and heightened security arrangements indicated
The report may now all seem inconsequential considering the damage has already been done, but it just goes to show that despite all the warnings there still was a massive security lapse blame for which in my opinion my lie squarely upon the Governor of Punjab, Salman Taaseer who very recently bull dozed his governors rule in the province over replacing Shahbaz Sharif. This political shuffle resulted in a sudden administrative upheaval, which can potentially be the cause of this disaster.
Critics may even shrug aside this report as a finger pointing session towards RAW, but that too should not shroud our mind the plan simple fact is that the Police knew of the looming threat and if they were at all serious in doing their job this would never have happened. The extremist element will exploit any situation and today marks yet another lapse for the umpteenth time, further tarnishing the image of Pakistan, maybe foreverAccording to NewsEye at DawnNews the Pakistan Cricket Board had promised the visiting team Presidential security, but it has not been provided despite these looming threats by RAW.
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All those officers working to protect the team under were removed. The ensuing chaos created by Taseer, and Rehman Malik and the use of police officers for horse trading gave the RAW sponsored terrorists an opening.
Rehman Malik was the security Chief of when she was assassinated. He was when Marriot blasts took place and even today he is interior minister. Why does he remain Interior Minister when he delivers a failure after failure? Because he is close to Zardari. And that is all that matters today.