Pakistan complacent on tackling terrorism: Congress

March 3rd, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Congress party Tuesday said the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore was the result of the “space” that Pakistan has been conceding to terrorists and the international community must build pressure on Pakistan to dismantle the terror infrastructure on its soil.
“The attack on Sri Lankan cricketers makes it evident that it is the result of the space that Pakistan has been conceding to terrorists and hard-liners. If it continues then it might lead Pakistan to a situation like Somalia,” Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said.

“Whatever has been happening in Pakistan makes one conclude that Pakistan has been complacent in tackling the issue of terrorism,” Tewari added.

On the Indian response, he said: “We must re-energize the international community to continue building pressure on Pakistan to dismantle terrorism on its soil.”

At least six Sri Lankan cricketers were injured when heavily armed gunmen attacked the team cavalcade when it was on its way to the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore for the ongoing Test.

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