Attack on Sri Lankan players is brutal and callous: Altaf Hussain

March 5th, 2009 - 10:21 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar 5 (ANI): The founder of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain has condemned the terrorist attack on Sri Lankan cricket players in Lahore on March 3, and said the attack was a barbaric and naked terrorism that deserves severest of condemnation.

The attack was barbaric and naked terrorism that deserves severest of condemnation and was not only an attack on Sri Lankan cricket players but on Pakistan, Hussain said in a statement.

Lahore Attack, in which the callous and cold blooded terrorists attacked mercilessly on the Sri Lankan cricket players who as a goodwill gesture volunteered to play in Pakistan while the rest of the world had refused, he added.

The leader also paid his tributes to the martyred policemen, and said that the entire nation was proud of their valour and salutes their sacrifices.

I pray to the Almighty Allah to rest the soul of the martyred policemen in Jannat-ul-Firdaus and grant their family members strength to endure the losses of their loved ones. I also pray for a speedy recovery of the injured cricket players whose lives the Almighty Allah saved in this attack, he added.

Hussain has also demanded to the Pakistani government to apprehend the perpetrators and give them exemplary punishments.

He has called up the nation to unite against the fanaticism and terrorism to defeat the curse of terrorism from the country.

Hussain concluded his statement by saying the day as Blackest Day for Pakistan that has tarnished its image throughout the world. (ANI)

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