World Cup: Pakistan team may be targeted in India

Published: March 25, 2011
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Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble address the media. PHOTO: APP

Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble address the media. PHOTO: APP

ISLAMABAD: 

Pakistan has requested India to ensure ‘special security’ for its cricket team after Interior Minister Rehman Malik announced on Thursday that the government had received intelligence reports that terrorists groups may try to target them during the ongoing World Cup in India.

While the minister did not specify which group would target the players, or even what country the group was from, Malik suggested that the Taliban had begun to base their activities in India, where Pakistan is headed to for the semi-finals next week.

“The Taliban are active in India,” claimed Malik, quoting intelligence reports after a meeting with Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble. “Intelligence reports suggest that there might be a serious attempt [to carry out an attack] by terrorists during the tournament in India. Information is being shared with Indian agencies about the terrorists,” he said.

Pakistan has sent a formal request to New Delhi through its high commission, added the interior minister.

The Indian government has assured Pakistan that adequate arrangements have been made to provide security to the Pakistani team, said Foreign Office Spokesperson Tehmina Janjua.

In what appeared to be a  related development, the interior minister also said that a terrorist has been arrested by Interpol with the cooperation of Pakistani intelligence agencies but the arrested person has no direct connection with Pakistan.

Noble acknowledged Pakistan’s assistance and said that Interpol had managed to arrest a terrorist from Sri Lanka who was allegedly targeting cricketers during the World Cup. The arrest was made after receiving information from the Pakistani government.

In an apparent bid to seek reciprocity, the interior minister handed over a detailed list of Pakistan’s ‘most wanted’ persons to Interpol and called for issuing ‘blue notices,’ which would expedite international cooperation for their arrest.

For its part, Interpol seems keen on developing its ties with Pakistani law enforcement agencies. The international organisation will provide €2 million to Pakistan for collecting data on known terrorists as well as for building up the capacity of 38 offices of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), according to Noble.

Shiv Sena threats

Terrorist attacks, however, are not the only threats facing the Pakistan cricket team during its matches in India. Several right-wing politicians have voiced their opposition to allowing Pakistan’s team to play on Indian soil.

“If the Pakistan team reaches the final in Mumbai, the Shiv Sena chief will decide whether to allow them to play,” said Manohar Joshi, the former chief minister of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Mumbai, where the final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 is to be held, is the capital city of Maharashtra, and a strong-hold of the right-wing Shiv Sena party, which is known for its anti-Pakistan stance.

Indian authorities, earlier this month, had announced that militants from neighbouring countries might target the visiting teams, in what some observers saw as a veiled reference to Kashmiri militant groups that New Delhi accuses Pakistan of supporting.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 25th, 2011.


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  • Mar 24, 2011 - 3:31PM

    What a fool – how about worrying abt khi firstRecommend

  • Noor
    Mar 24, 2011 - 3:35PM

    Who better to know about this then Malik himself, Pakistan government and ISI pay them to attack their own countrymen and India.Recommend

  • omer
    Mar 24, 2011 - 3:38PM

    Bravo Mr. Malik, Bravo. splendid job in keeping the indians safe. i think it would be a great gesture from Pakistan’s side if we gift Mr. Malik to india to do the job of interior minister. as till date he has failed to do anything for his own country. Recommend

  • Sengathir
    Mar 24, 2011 - 3:53PM

    Thanks a lot, Pakistan.. We appreciate itRecommend

  • Sumair, IBA
    Mar 24, 2011 - 4:04PM

    Terrorism attack is expected from Shiv Sena, not by the Taliban!! Why they dont arrest the members of that terrorist group which is persistent with threatening Pakistani team through out the WC!!Recommend

  • Nurmomad
    Mar 24, 2011 - 4:33PM

    I think the worry is quite genuine.

    The Taliban of India (Shiv Sinha) have a history of sectarian violence. They have already been involved in subversive activities in the past.

    The threat would increase manifolds if India loses the match against Australia today.

    The Government of India shall not take these threats lightly.

    The embarrassment faced during the recent world games would not be nothing in comparison to any incident of terrorism during the Cricket World Cup.Recommend

  • vasan
    Mar 24, 2011 - 5:01PM

    “He asserted that the man in custody had no connection with Pakistan and the information was being shared with New Delhi.”
    If it is so , what was he doing in Pakistan. Undergoing Terror training. When will Pakistan close its Terror universities, Only then Terrorism graduates production can be stoppedRecommend

  • Roflcopter
    Mar 24, 2011 - 5:07PM

    Won’t be surprised if there is a hindu terrorist attack during WC which will be blamed on Pakistan.Recommend

  • Khalid Rahim
    Mar 24, 2011 - 5:34PM

    The Minister of International Security should take his 15 million a piece Special Scanning Vehicles to Mumbai and set up his strategic security points. Who knows those Vehicles may function with blessing of Bollywood?Recommend

  • Muhammad HAFEEZ ATTARI
    Mar 24, 2011 - 5:53PM

    Mr. Malik Save The karachi fist
    “Awwal Khawaish baad darwaish”
    Don’t u have any information about the terrorist who r killing d innocent people in karachi
    Shamefull full body language
    If ur relations r good with Int.pool then why don’t u arrest Musharraf,BLARecommend

  • Uza Syed
    Mar 24, 2011 - 5:56PM

    Come on guys —– let’s not start terrorizing eachother right here. Any warnings from either side about this plague called terrorist is a help and we all must appreciate it. This disease called terrorism threatens us all and must be fought and won together by all of us. This germ has to be eradicated from any and all mindsets and societies over here and over here. Recommend

  • Muhammad HAFEEZ ATTARI
    Mar 24, 2011 - 5:56PM

    @Noor:
    U r another Victim of Indian Media InfoRecommend

  • drjkhan
    Mar 24, 2011 - 6:20PM

    surprised rather shocked…… why doesn’t he know about terrorists in karachi…. helping out india, out of sense..Recommend

  • sohaib
    Mar 24, 2011 - 6:29PM

    What an idiot. I mean look at us. We dont worry about Karachi or the rampant terrorism in Pakistan but we so much worry about India. How low will this nation go. What about Indian and foreign instigated terrorism in Pakistan Mr Malik? Of which Raymond Davis was the biggest evidence. You dont talk about that as forcefully as you do about possible terrorism in India. Recommend

  • Mar 24, 2011 - 6:42PM

    Get ready for another war mongering session from India in case something goes wrong…Recommend

  • bvindh
    Mar 24, 2011 - 6:44PM

    Shiv Sena as violent as it is, is in no sense of scale comparable to Taliban.

    Please tell me how many suicide bombings, kidnaps and executions has Shiv Sena committed in the past 5 years? What is it’s cache of explosives, Kalashnikovs and RPGs?

    I understand that you Pakistanis get a sense of gratisfaction imagining that India has its own Taliban (When you can’t get any better, your only hope is that you enemy gets worse). For Gods sake use your brains.Recommend

  • hopeful one
    Mar 24, 2011 - 6:44PM

    Mr Malik karachi is crying for peace, people are dying, women and children are crying to save their loved ones-ANY CHANCE that you are CAPABLE of helping Pakistanis? charity begins from home you know. If the guardians are incapable of providing security to their people then what good are they? how are they being of any benefit to us?Recommend

  • Ron(Indian)
    Mar 24, 2011 - 6:45PM

    Terrorism is one of the greatest threat in todays world. All governments should do home work on it. I find there are many personal comments on rehman malik.. so it means he must take best men in his team you guys called it FIA. he can learn many things from P. Chidambaram. who is working really hard as far as terrorism is concern.Mr. malik can listen to his monthly report and get some ideas.. still lots of work to do. life has become much more difficultt.. Thanks.Recommend

  • Mulla Toofhan
    Mar 24, 2011 - 6:52PM

    It’s good that the two governments are cooperating in terrorism issues, Your effort is appreciated, Now if you could channelize the same effort and energy towards Pakistan, we would be much safer place to live in, needless to say your priority should be safety of Pakistan first.Recommend

  • Ali
    Mar 24, 2011 - 7:02PM

    @vasan:
    How about RAW stopping the training and financial and ammunition support for these fine educational institutes?Recommend

  • Mar 24, 2011 - 7:22PM

    Heart beating creating concerned,
    despicable act is possible,expected by inside or outside ,
    interior minister has informed the concerned quarters,
    now host country must be alert,
    more and more alert.Recommend

  • Mar 24, 2011 - 7:23PM
  • Someone
    Mar 24, 2011 - 7:28PM

    Tehreek-e-Taliban India is up and coming! Recommend

  • arshad
    Mar 24, 2011 - 7:51PM

    @Sumair, IBA: Accept and digest the reality, this terrorist is captured on pakistani soil. The epicentre of world terrorism. No any country or UN have declared shivsena as terrorist group.Recommend

  • Adbawany
    Mar 24, 2011 - 7:56PM

    @Sengathir:
    Pakistan?Recommend

  • Ibn Warraq
    Mar 24, 2011 - 7:58PM

    Indians will crush Pakistan in semis.Recommend

  • Waqar Saleem
    Mar 24, 2011 - 8:15PM

    @arshad, @vasan: ” … a suspected terrorist was arrested in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo … “Recommend

  • Vicram Singh
    Mar 24, 2011 - 8:16PM

    That is what to be expected when more visas are given out in the name of “more people-to-people” contact.Recommend

  • Waqar Saleem
    Mar 24, 2011 - 8:19PM

    Good job, Rehman Malik. Terrorism is a global problem, and has to be avoided wherever possible. What do the critics expect, that he stay quiet when he has information on possible attacks in other countries?Recommend

  • Beware.......!!!!!!!
    Mar 24, 2011 - 8:40PM

    Beware…….it may become yet another 9-11, 7-7 or 26-11 and all blame will be put on Pakistan ….even though there are at least 30 separatist movements within India who can perpetrate such things…..!!!!!!!!!Recommend

  • azher
    Mar 24, 2011 - 9:33PM

    @Beware…….!!!!!!!
    there are more than 30 known TERRORIST GROUPS actively working in pakistan (a/c to IMRAN KHAN, actually more than that), if you cant accept the truth, that is your problem, your failure, thats the result of today’s pakistan, (any doubt, read EXPRESS TRIBUNE daily) you can compare the activities of these ‘at least 30 seperatists in india’ and ‘more than 30 terrorist groups in pakistan’, and use your own commonsense (avoid ZAID HAMID & co) to differenciate it (also compare 9-11, 7-7 or 26-11 and last 5 year’s pakistan’s history)Recommend

  • KM
    Mar 24, 2011 - 9:54PM

    He is the next Interior Minister of India … He knows NOT about a single suicide bomber that comes in huge trucks, and blasts themselves in the busy markets of Pakistan, but he is very easily able to keep the so called terrorists off limits, along the world’s largest border line shared between India and Pakistan. Is he also taking the onus of India sponsoring the TTP, and the BLA, and yet unable to cleans them from our soil? How conveniently he is making a fool of the Pakistanis.Recommend

  • Zindabad Pakistan
    Mar 24, 2011 - 10:22PM

    @azher:
    I think you are ANOOP ashwin or vikram and writing in disguise of “azher”…come clean and we can have one-to-one comments…You are trying to prove that India is paradise…well India is a country with 70 million people below poverty line, where women are still raped and mishandled like routine, where slum areas are 50% of total country, where caste system still differentiates between humans like Lion-Fox-Turtle..!!!!!
    India who has puppet governments like Bhutan, Nepal and now even Bangladesh in its vicinity playing Indian trumpets…India brokle Pakistan in 1971 and is trying hard to break the remaining country through media war, through money given to terrorists and fueling violence through Taliban, traitors and others….
    You might be going along Swastika and you might be following Hitler by your propaganda and your sinister games of terrorism funding in Pakistan…I think you should forget that you may crush Pakistan through such dirty politics…Pakistan zindabad……and go mend India and take care of 70 million slum dwellers rather than painting glitzy pictures through IPL and Bollywood…….Recommend

  • Mo
    Mar 24, 2011 - 11:04PM

    @bvindh:
    RSS, Shiv Senu and Maoist ??? shiv senu are just deadly, shiv senu doesnt commit suicide bombing because it always gets it way so doesnt need to kill to gets agenda.also shiv senu is in a urban environment harder to stock up weapons, taliban are in a rurual environment part a much more global agenda Recommend

  • kamran
    Mar 24, 2011 - 11:28PM

    Its strang that he know every thing but doing notingRecommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Mar 24, 2011 - 11:41PM

    Certainly you will not tell that there were also some Punjabi Taliban because Sharif brothers will be angry. By the way how many terrorists in our country have been booked or awarded justice. They easily get either bails or easily escape in mysterious conditions.Recommend

  • MK
    Mar 25, 2011 - 12:05AM

    I must congratulate RM, PM n President as after eliminating terrorism in PK they are looking for global opportunities. RM should be recruited by Scotland Yard or UNRecommend

  • Raj
    Mar 25, 2011 - 12:38AM

    @Zindabad Pakistan:
    Firstly congrats , you are the classic example of whats wrong with pakistan!! you are in self denial, of every reality around you. its a waste of time to try and enlighten you as you have unfortunately passed that stage.
    I wish you well in your beliefs which the rest of the civilised world already know are likely to have dire consequences for your country and its people, but no ! its not your concern!! Allah will take care of it!!!!!!Recommend

  • Arindom
    Mar 25, 2011 - 12:47AM

    Thanks, Pakistan! Great Job Malik! Continue to share data with other countries to stop the terrorists!!!Recommend

  • G. Din
    Mar 25, 2011 - 1:08AM

    @Beware…….!!!!!!!:
    “even though there are at least 30 separatist movements within India who can perpetrate such things”
    Do you know of any who HAVE perpetrated such things? Do not throw accusations hoping they will stick!Recommend

  • arshad
    Mar 25, 2011 - 1:15AM

    @Waqar Saleem:

    Read the news properly, he was caught while travelling from karachi to maldives. Again don’t try to hide your real face.Recommend

  • A R Khan, Wisconsin
    Mar 25, 2011 - 1:17AM

    It is very sad to see that very very few people see this as a positive thing, as an effort to counter terrorism. When will you people realize that terrorism has become a global phenomenon in the wake of the “War on Terror”? Instead of fighting about who should do what, why can’t we, the people of India and Pakistan, support measures to counter terrorism in both countries. And I, a Pakistani, simply refuse to believe that India sends or finances terrorists to Pakistan to instigate violence. India and Pakistan both need to counter terrorism in their own countries, backed by the people in both countries. If we continue blaming each other, there is no hope of ever seeing peaceful India and Pakistan (bilaterally and unilaterally).

    With regards to the violence in Karachi, I see it as very different from terrorist bombings… simply because it does NOT comprise of suicide bombings and violent Taliban-style attacks that we’ve seen over several years. We should be able to recognize that much, at least. The violence in Karachi is mostly (but not entirely) targeted towards political party workers – and that tells you what? It’s the Political parties in Pakistan fighting and ripping each other apart. The talk shows every night give you a very good picture of the absolutely Jaahil (ignorant) people running the political system of Pakistan… some of them are expressing their animal spirits on TV, others on the streets of Karachi!

    And you know what is the saddest part of all this? It is WE, the people of Pakistan, who empower these “beings worse than animals” (I do not have a name for these beings) to take control of our political system and our streets and our lives… those of us who vote, but more so, those of us who do not bother to vote and write witty comments on such blogs!Recommend

  • A R Khan, Wisconsin
    Mar 25, 2011 - 1:28AM

    @Zindabad Pakistan:

    I think you need to get your facts right! India did not break Pakistan in ’71. Pakistan broke Pakistan in ’71. Our own military and our own CIVILIAN militant groups unleashed HELL on the Bengalis. I say they are better off without Pakistani authoritarianism. It is time you read your own history! It is we, Pakistanis, who can never repay Bangladesh for our crimes and injustices against them and also for what they did for the creation of Pakistan.Recommend

  • arshad
    Mar 25, 2011 - 1:32AM

    @Zindabad Pakistan:
    Why always talking about india’s poverty, whole world knows it very well, come to the point of terrorism which is your peoples business. The subject here is terrorism and comment about terrorism which is exported by pakistan worldwide. We will deal with our poverty, our poverty is not affecting you pakistanis anyway, but pakistani sponsor terrorism is affecting india and other nations and also muslim community worldwide. By the way I see much jeolousy in your comment because india is progressing very well then pakistan and one day we will be success in decreasing this poverty. Be positive. Recommend

  • arshad
    Mar 25, 2011 - 1:40AM

    @kamran:
    Dear Kamran, There is nothing strange Mr. Mallik has done nothing, this operation was carried out by interpol and pakistan has just acted on interpols instruction and warning. And Mr. Mallik has done right thing otherwise again there was chance of terrorrist attack from pakistani soil which would be sucidel for pakistan against world community.Recommend

  • Zee-Q
    Mar 25, 2011 - 1:46AM

    LOL…i think it was plot for getting aid of worth 2 million Euro:dRecommend

  • Cautious
    Mar 25, 2011 - 1:52AM

    For yrs Pakistan has done little to stop the Taliban – calling on the USA occasionally to do drone attacks. I guess calling on others to stop the Taliban has become habit forming. It would be nice if Pakistan used it’s own resources to prevent the Taliban from attacking anyone in Afghanistan or India – but I am not holding my breath.Recommend

  • avanti
    Mar 25, 2011 - 3:27AM

    Some of you are nuts. Pakistan received info on some terrorists and was relayed to the relevant countries. What this has to do with the terrorist activities in Karanchi? They were going to bomb an Indian cricket ground, not a mosque in Pakistan. You should appreciate the minister’s act and thank him for doing the right thing.

    About Shiv Sena. It is a political organization that tries to win votes by making stupid statements. Remember, a year ago, it started a campaign against the Hindi speaking Biharis. It is not a terrorist organization like the Talibans. Sure, some fanatics get over excited and do a thing or two, but that happens in the US (KKK) and almost everywhere.

    Also remember, if you want to make the other’s line look small, draw a bigger line. India has millions below poverty line won’t do much good to Pakistan except the feel good factor. Recommend

  • vasan
    Mar 25, 2011 - 6:11AM

    Waqar Saleem: Pl ask RM to explain what that terrorist was doing in Karachi because that is where his journey originated from? Practicing skills learnt at the Terror universities? Possible considering the latest violence in Karachi
    Ali : Dont parrot your country’s on and off stmt that RAW is financing etc. Pakistan keeps saying that they will expose RAW at the right time and place. Dont u get the meaning of this . Pak does not have an iota of proof for these statements., It is a diversionary tactic to divert pakistanis attention, my dear elementary Watson. Pl go thru back issues and read what your PM has said in the past about all these.Recommend

  • akash
    Mar 25, 2011 - 7:01AM

    lol.. some funny comments there.. @mo.. senu hehehe.. cant stop laughing..

    dont have anything against ordinary pakistani folks.. but worried about india giving visas to pakistanis to cheer their team after what happened in mumbai. I dont think its a good idea to invite our neighbours when there is no trust. Recommend

  • Munna Bhai
    Mar 25, 2011 - 7:05AM

    When will Pakistan be able to stop behaving like a beggar? It should refuse the aid of 2 million Euros.
    Why Pakistan needs alms from European countries even after 64 years of existence as a soverein country. Pakistan should show some self-respect!
    I would like to see a Pakistan without a begging bowl in its hands! A proud Pakistan!Recommend

  • J.Oberoi
    Mar 25, 2011 - 7:11AM

    A major catastrophe was averted – I am referring to the fallout as well. Thanks Mr.Malik. You are truly a man of peace. You had the courage to stand up to the ISI in this case. Well done!Recommend

  • Rahul
    Mar 25, 2011 - 8:20AM

    Every Pakistani is not a terrorist but why every terrorist has a Pakistani link?Recommend

  • Ali khan
    Mar 25, 2011 - 9:08AM

    What a fool he is! He should first concerned to maintain peace in Pakistan. He always keeps blaming Talibans . He can not blame anyone without proofs.Recommend

  • satyram
    Mar 25, 2011 - 9:08AM

    “Pakistan team may be targeted in India”

    Oh I see, so it means this time the purpose of showing bigger heart and making India alert in advance was to save their own team only.Recommend

  • ashok sai
    Mar 25, 2011 - 9:15AM

    Its like thief asking for a police security while doing burglary !!!Recommend

  • Singh
    Mar 25, 2011 - 9:30AM

    ZP,
    Every time I read your comment about India are about 70 million poor or slum.
    Is every one in pakistan is rich? Do you watch your own tv. Condtion of your side is same India. Only difference is your govt is begging every day to pay for previous loan or services.
    Even in this news, you should read this
    “The international organisation will provide €2 million to Pakistan for collecting data on known terrorists as well as for building up the capacity of 38 offices of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), according to Noble.”
    It is like giving penny in alum to a begger.
    Your govt is so broke it don’t have money to upgrade their intelligence agency. At least Govt of India is not running around begging to upgrade their defence or Intelligence Agency.
    If people like you become majority in Pakistan then those days are not far away when Pakistan will turn to balkan.
    weak person always brag more about his capability like Saddam Husain.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Mar 25, 2011 - 9:46AM

    @Noor: Ooh we just forget that Shiv Sinha is funded by Pakistan government and ISI pay them to attack their own countrymen and India. Thank you very much Noor for your kind information.Recommend

  • RizwanTKhan
    Mar 25, 2011 - 9:54AM

    This is a genuine concern and should be dealt with priority.Recommend

  • Danish
    Mar 25, 2011 - 10:06AM

    Mr. Rahman Malik, Let India worry about security arrangements at the WC. You should worry about Karachi, where hundreds of people are dying everyday, and are unaccounted for. There were so many protest rallies against Raymond Davis being freed because he killed 2 people in Lahore, and he paid 200 million rupees as compensation. How many families of karachi killings have been compensated???? wake up Imran Khan and JI, why are you so selective in your portest rallies???? And Rahman Malik, you should resign instead of giving stupid statements. And ET, you should be reporting what is happening in Karachi, as one of your top stories instead of giving space to incompetent, corrupt people giving sensational statements to gain cheap publicity.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Mar 25, 2011 - 10:08AM

    @Noor: Oooh we just forget that RSS, Shiv Senu etc are funded by Pakistan government and ISI pay them to attack their own countrymen and India, Thank You for your Kind information.Recommend

  • atiq rehman
    Mar 25, 2011 - 10:13AM

    Dear All ,

    Hopefully this madness would end and unfortunately both Governments and people play in the hands of small number of such elements ,as successful World Cup in Bangaldesh ,Sri Lanka and India shows what can be done with dtermination specially Bangaldesh with less developed infrastructure they have done a Great job .Pakistan Team has proved that even you keep them away from international competitions and without some good strong players the new lot can deliver Mashallah ,let us hope for a Great competition .But what i do not understand is that such information is treated with utmost secrecy why is it being made public and can Mr Malik pls look at Karachi and fix it ,it is a shame when so many innocent people are dying ,all the Responsible people would have to answer for their contribution and lack of action on the day of Justice including our fearless President .Recommend

  • anil
    Mar 25, 2011 - 10:14AM

    If Malik had provided info before 26/11,we would have grateful to him.Thanks Malik.Send ur own commandoes to protect them and talk to LeT not to attack during cricket.We don’t have contacts with LeT.Recommend

  • Irfan
    Mar 25, 2011 - 10:40AM

    We do not scare from the attacks… We are the MUSLIMS…. Believe at the day of judgment…If the time of death come no one can stop…. But if we have more days on the earth no one can snatch it from U… Pakistan Rocksss… InshaAllah We will WIN WorldCUP….
    Allah always with us…. Pakistan Zindabaad………..Recommend

  • bunny
    Mar 25, 2011 - 11:08AM

    Now a new job will be offered to rehman malik in india as half interior minister….he has sent his cv with all this information and hoping to have job soon india…..because nothing goinng right in Pkaistan for him….everyday MQM is creating problems for him…he dont like haleen but he has to eat haleem…..sooo shiv sena and rehman malik (James bond ) will be in india to protect indians…..

    .mr malik pakistanis are strong enough to play like lions in any condition……remember when waseem akram broke indian strong team and we played under stone attack from indians….Recommend

  • Mar 25, 2011 - 11:22AM

    There is nothing bad with sharing information with international agencies if you have it but like all the friends have argued throughout this page, his first responsibility is to restore peace in the country for which he has failed miserably.
    I can see a clear blame game between PAK and IND governments and same is growing among the public accross the border now. I think we are all victims and 99% of the population on both sides of the border wants peace between both the countries. Its pity that 1% are successful in their agenda and we are blindly following them somehow rather than making our own mark. The prosperity lies in peaceful relations with the two neighbors.Recommend

  • Sharia
    Mar 25, 2011 - 11:22AM

    I think we must not send our team to India. We dont want to lose our players. Who knows their version of Taliban, may just hunt them down.

    I propose we pull our team back and make them only in our Safe and Secure Pakistan.

    Pakistan Zindabad!Recommend

  • Shehryar Aslam
    Mar 25, 2011 - 11:24AM

    How would u know Mr.Malik..?
    INSHALLAH,they’ll go thre,play a match n won da match…..INSHALLAH……Recommend

  • Tony Singh
    Mar 25, 2011 - 11:27AM

    Taliban : Made in Pakistan – Exported to India. ISI does not want anyone to live in peace in Subcontinent. Not even its cricket players. Wonder what this “premier” spy agency is upto?Recommend

  • noor
    Mar 25, 2011 - 11:33AM

    O Allah plz keep us safe and sound. May Allah bless pakistani team with his great blessing, may Allah bless each pakistani. ameenRecommend

  • azher
    Mar 25, 2011 - 12:26PM

    @Zindabad Pakistan
    hahaa for your invention, once more plss depend google, wikipedia or other rather than narrow minded failed creatures for your clarification, you said INDIA is behind those terrorist attack in pakistan?? how such a country can brainwash MUSLIMS to fight against and kill MUSLIMS??think,,,, Yeaa, INDIA is paradise compared to pakistan, and INDIA is still improving it self and we want more improvement, we will do it., Why are you worrying about 70m slums in INDIA?? i can say most of them are richer than paki average, INDIA is moving forward wiby considrng all these kind of problems and will solve it,,,,yea, there is some inequalities in INDIA, but providing better education and others can solve these kind of inequalities up to a large extend, and here also INDIA is moving in its direction, pls check education budget f both countries,, and confirm where are you going, plss do anything that is good for your country man, rather than defending without any sense,, oh,, thatz y ur defence budget going upward ryt?? and who is supporting terrorism??? the world knows it, oh they all are cia, usa, INDIA, raw,,, and those who want to destroy pakistan naa,, so no hope for me, oh noo,,, google, wiki are also frm usa, cia,, naa??, i failed
    yeah, INDIA is growing, one way to limit her growth is terrorism, and think, who waant to stop it, and remember, today’s pakistan is the result of rhat kind of thoughts,.
    Im not intertig to defend you by saying each and every failure of your country, im just saying, pls accept good things frm everywhere whether it is enemy or not and do anything that is good for your country
    If you are positive to INDIA, we can move together, otherwise, we will take it as a challenge,
    that is INDIARecommend

  • Khalid Rahim
    Mar 25, 2011 - 12:29PM

    Instead of showing the three ” Terrorist Experts” pictures? Tribune should have shown the three
    famous monkeys; First one covering his ears- hears no lies, second covering his mouth- tells no
    lies and the third covering his eyes- see no lies.
    Was it Raymond Davis who gave this information as goodwill for getting his release or Malik & Co is getting a huge kickback to see PCCB cancel the rest of the tour?Recommend

  • verming
    Mar 25, 2011 - 12:31PM

    just keep an eye on your “state guest “Dawood and everything will be fineRecommend

  • Umair Mallick
    Mar 25, 2011 - 12:36PM

    Best solution, keep world cup out of India…Recommend

  • shah sufi
    Mar 25, 2011 - 12:44PM

    Mr. International Crime Fighter. Who did he set up now. Cannot control crime in his own country. Recommend

  • opinionated
    Mar 25, 2011 - 12:55PM

    Security of the players should be responsibility of the ICC and the indian authorities because the ICC has decided to hold the matches in India. Himmat e- mardaan, maddad e khuda (We are going on a cricketing battle)Recommend

  • Raj
    Mar 25, 2011 - 2:14PM

    Malik should pay more attention to his door step where he can not gurentee safety of his own cabinet collegues, let alone worry about what happens on indian turf.Recommend

  • Zoro
    Mar 25, 2011 - 3:14PM

    I think iits RAW / CIA / MOSSAD doing the meschief … so that Pakistans name is involved …. hehehe… Its a PLOY of Indians .. dont you understand buddiiess ??Recommend

  • Salman Hasan
    Mar 25, 2011 - 3:15PM

    Move Pakistan’s semi-final to Mirpur & Final to Dhaka :-)
    This is the only solution!Recommend

  • Waqar Saleem
    Mar 25, 2011 - 3:34PM

    @arshad, @vasan: Sorry, the text of the article seems to keep on changing. I no longer see the sentence I quoted earlier, that stated that the suspect was arrested in Colombo. I also do not see the one you quote which claims he was arrested in Karachi on his way to Maldives.Recommend

  • Zindabad Pakistan
    Mar 25, 2011 - 4:58PM

    @A R Khan, Wisconsin:
    Your complex and lack of confidence is shown by writing Wisconsin with your name…..You are not even proud of your actual country then how can you vouch for Bangladesh….????
    I know history very well…If you are reading history written and trumpeted by Indian media then what to us….???????
    Every truth seeker knows it was India who broke hell on Bengalis and again it is spreading violence in Baluchistan……….
    Have you seen Americans writing Obama,Washington or Arnold,California……..
    Dont take my words to heart by I was forced to write in this way….because I think Indian media has totally tarnished minds of people and they have started to make Pakistan of 1970 an alien…!!!
    How about Indians doing all the worst things to Kashmiris….? What about Indians taking iron fist action against Sikhs in 1980s and Mao separatists in eastern Indian states…??????Recommend

  • Khalid Rahim
    Mar 25, 2011 - 6:34PM

    Why all this fuss about terrorist attack in Mumbai? Who are these weasels trying to sabotage
    the game between India and Pakistan. Let the International Cricket Board decide a different avenue in Australia. Then lets see whether the Australian Government facilitates the terrorist with Passports, visa, $$$ and transportation. The other two countries can easily be penetrated with obvious help. Perhaps this is Dehli’s failure to acquire some important personalities from
    Pakistan whom RAW blames for Mumbai fiasco of 2007.Recommend

  • verming
    Mar 25, 2011 - 7:30PM

    @Umair Mallick:
    Be realistic India is no Pakistan none have the courage to take away the game from India Recommend

  • Ashutosh
    Mar 26, 2011 - 12:40AM

    @rabia:
    @Mo:
    @Nurmomad:
    @Sumair, IBA:
    .
    Shiv Sena is a state level right-winged political party belonging to the state of Maharashtra. They had fought many election and once along with the BJP (another right-wing political party) formed government in Maharashtra.
    They publish a daily called “Samna” and through that they express their oppinion on every issue. Probably, Samna being a daily, compel them to do that. It is important to be in news and in a democratic system, “nuisance is news”.
    .
    Shiv Sena often adopt this cheap tactic. They have some die-hard supporters (all right-winged parties has) who will join a protest with any issue or no issue.
    .
    Just to quote, when two Pakistanis appeared in Bigg Boss -4, there was lot of protest by the Sainiks, but the organizers never called police but instead increased the private-unarmed guards to deal with them. They will use the so called right to protest, try to intimidate with a high-decibel sloganering and may be a bit of ruckus to provoke … Thats it …
    .
    About Sena digging the pitch, well in those days there was never so much security. Also the organizers were caught unaware …
    .
    Those trying to draw a parallel between a terror group and the Sena may be totally ignorant about India itself.Recommend

  • Arijit Sharma
    Mar 26, 2011 - 2:22AM

    @Zindabad Pakistan: “… because I think Indian media has totally tarnished minds of people and they have started to make Pakistan of 1970 an alien…!!! …”

    Did you forget to take your medication today ? You are incoherent.Recommend

  • Ashley
    Mar 26, 2011 - 8:35AM

    It has become 64 Years for both the Countries having Independence.

    But still the both Government have axe to grind with each other. Presently, we both are facing this problem of terrorism but the truth is, it is been created and fed by both the government individually.

    The People of Pakistan wants Peace and I am sure the People of India also wants the same thing.

    These Politicians and Religious Parties should either be eliminated because they have always been a thorn to Peace in this Region.
    Let Live, Let Love and Make South Asian People to be remembered. WE ARE ALL ONE NATION.Recommend

  • Mar 26, 2011 - 10:13AM

    This minister has failed to stop any terrorists attacks within Pakistan. Hundreds have been killed and thousands have been injured or maimed for life. And yet he thinks he can protect Pakistani cricketers in India???Recommend

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