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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2793

Commission seeks Sri Lankan statements in Lahore attack

By Farzana Shah-Asian Tribune Correspondent in Pakistan

Lahore, 08 April, ( A commission investigating last month's deadly attack on Sri Lankan cricket team, on Tuesday requested evidence from the touring players.

According to sources the tribunal constituted for probing the attack after recording statements from officials and witnesses has sought the statements from Sri Lankan players.

The tribunal asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Foreign Office to get recorded statements from the Sri Lankan players.

Earlier Justice Shabbar Rizvi recorded statements of local officials, journalists and the owner of a shopping centre near where up to 12 attackers assaulted the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore.

Last week PCB officials, including Chairman Ijaz Butt, appeared before the tribunal and gave evidence.

Seven persons including 5 security personnel were killed while eight people including five Sri Lankan cricketers were injured when three gunmen opened fired on a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricket team to Gaddafi Stadium on March 3.

Earlier the investigation report in the attack was sent to Interior Ministry. The investigation report stated that no evidence of the involvement of the Lashker-e-Tayyaba (LeT) or the Jammatud Dawa has been found in the attack.

- Asian Tribune -

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