Zardari, Gilani condemn attack on Sri Lankan team in Lahore

March 3rd, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Mar 3 (ANI): President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani have strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore on Tuesday.

Zardari asked the authorities concerned to immediately investigate the incident so that the perpetrators are identified and their motives exposed.

He directed that best possible medical treatment be provided to the injured, The N ews reported.

Gilani termed it a terrorist attack, and said the objective behind the attack was to bring a bad name to Pakistan.

He directed the provincial authorities to immediately beef up the security and submit him a report.

Gilani directed best possible medical treatment for the injured Sri Lankan cricket players and others who were injured in the attack.

Seven people including five policemen were killed and six Sri Lankan cricketers were wounded in a shooting attack in Lahore.

Sri Lankan tour has been called off after the attack. According to sources, unknown attackers opened fire on Sri Lankan cricket team bus near Gaddafi Stadium.

Intense trade of fire occurred between police and unknown attackers who were carrying rocket launchers; hand grenade, Kalashnikovs and Mousers. (ANI)

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