Shifting of officials not related to Lahore attacks: Punjab Governor

March 6th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Mar.6 (ANI): Dispelling the notion that the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team took place due improper security arrangements, Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer said that the transfer of top officials had nothing to do with the terror attack.
Taseer said that the security cover provided to the visiting Lankan team was similar to what was adopted by the Shahbaz Sharif regime. Talking to media persons here, Taseer charged the Shahbaz Sharif administration of using the January 22 CID letter which had inputs about a possible attack on the visitors, as a tool to gain political mileage.
The letter of the CID, written on January 22, forewarning the administration that the Lankan team could be targeted by the RAW, was six weeks old and the Shahbaz administration was using it as a political tool now, while shifting the responsibility of the March 3 incident to the present government, The News quoted Taseer, as saying.
The PML-N leaders were using all tactics to defame Pakistan, he added.
When enquired about latest development in the Lahore attack investigation, Taseer said the authorities have arrested some persons in connection with the attack, but refused to divulge details about the probe.
I am going to give you details in the next few days, he said. (ANI)

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