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06 March, 2009

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After the refusal of India and Australian Cricket teams to visit Pakistan, Sri Lankan Cricket Team was assured by the Government of Pakistan for complete security. Sri Lanka Cricket Team agreed to visit Pakistan. On 3rd March 2009, the Sri Lankan team`s convoy was attacked in Lahore by gunmen. This lead to the death of five policemen and injuries to seven cricketers and a member of the coaching team. The team was on its way to the stadium where they were scheduled to begin the third day of the Second Test. After the incident the test match was called off by the Sri Lankan Cricket board.


  • Q. What is the future of Pakistan Cricket after this incident?
  • Q. Who do you think is behind these attacks?
  • Q. Do you think security was not tight enough for the team?
  • Q. Do you think that recent attack on Sri-Lankan cricket team has ended the scope of International cricket in Pakistan?
  • Reader Comments:

    Pakistan: Emerging Taliban

    The future of Pakistan cricket is dark as cricketers from other countries will definately avoid touring Pakistan specially because of lack of Pakistan's ability to defend the convey without any injusy and moreover, the terrorist ran after attack so conviniently.
    I don't have any doubt in my mind that this act is carried out by LeT,LeJ along with the helping hands of Al-quiada and Taliban. As US and NATO forces are pushing them towards pakistan the terrorist are looking to control pakistan. And to do so, the first step is to cut pakistan from the external world so that it could become isolated. If they could do so, there will be a perfect chance that Pakistan military will take-over which has the old relations with these terrorist organizations. Also, this would fuel the crises already there in pakistan. this could result in pakistan take her steps back from so called war-of-terror which would make it nearly impossible for US and NATO forces to achieve their objectives. Also, as Pakistan has a nuclear weapon the terrorist know once the have got the BOMB their fortunes can change and they can win this war.
    so they are trying to isolate Pakistan so that then can do whatever they want as it would be difficult to defeat them after that.
    The only way to fight them is by not letting them do what they want. It's very necessary to turn the situation normal as soon as possible after every terrorist attck. The fast we come to normal the less impact it would have on common people. Otherwise amount of people turning terrorists will increase which should not happen at any cost. BUT the question is how to convert high alert conditions of the city after terrorist attack return to normal ASAP. In my point of view i believe we should do what they don't want us to do. I would like to explain with an example. After srilanka players attack in lahore, other's shouldn't feel scared and show some courage by playing a cricket series of 3 matches in Lahore cricket stadium with in a week of the incident. Like If any country offer a cricket series starting as early as 8th of march it's will send a very positive message all over the world. And believe me, It would do wonders and will definately the terrorists will felt like loosers.... We have to change our thinking that only soldiers can fight terrorist each and every individual should show courage to die for the sake of good. Every one should come forward whenever and whereever a person get a chance. we all have to think ourself as soldiers... we have to provide the moral support to people every soldier firghting with terrorists...
    Once they feel that bombings are not making any difference to the normal life.... they themselves be defeated. We should reverse their motives behind an terrorist attack so that they should alter their actions.







    Anish Garg, Hungary - 06 March, 2009

    Peace is the only solution

    Un-fortunately,every nation and every human has friends and adversaries to help or otherwise exploit the misfortunes if they ever befall on.

    Pakistan has fallen into some misfortune not because of its own faults, but because it has become a ploy or chess board of the mightiest,a long time ill-wishing adversary to do further spoils of the mis-fortune of the very decent Paks.

    Do not tell grand Paks that the Poles were cake walking when Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia were messing things around in Poland.Only the Hitler's attack on Russia for the real and most bloody decisive phase of the WW2 removed the tough actors away.

    What Pakistan is going through is not even near as bad as the chess board of the mightieast of 1939-1942.

    PAKISTAN'S PROBLEMS CAN BE MITIGATED AND THE SITUATION CAN BE REVERTED BACK TO REDRESSED NORMALCY IF THE NATION GETS UNITED,IF THE FRIENDS INCLUDING AMERICA AND CHINA AS PRICIPLE PEACE STAKE HOLDERS HELP PAKS, IF THE ADVERSARY INSULATES PAKS FROM FURTHER MESS MEDDLING INTERNALLY,AND IF PAKS STAY VIGILENT TO WATCH THE BAD GUYS FROM DOING THE BAD THINGS.

    AFTER HOSTING THE WORLD OLYMPICS OF 1936 IN THEIR COUNTRY,THE GERMANS HAD TO LIVE WITHOUT THE SPORTS IN WHICH THEY HAD EVEN PROVED THEMSELVES EXCELLING THE WORLD WITH MEDALS THAT EVEN MADE HITLER SHOUT WITH JOY SAYING AS SUCH:

    'GERMANY MUST HOST EVERY WORLD OLYMPICS THAT COMES BY IN FUTURE AND NET SIMILAR MEDALS."

    BUT UNFORTUNATELY THE WHOLE WORLD WAS DEVOID OF SPORTS FOR DECADE TO COME.

    PAKISTAN'S CASE AND SITUATION IS NOT THAT BAD EVEN THOUGH THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE.

    Pak problems can be solved and the troubles can be mitigated if the friends of Pakistan help,if adversary spares Paks from further spoils out of goodwill or Pak's own peace watching efforts through,of course, some sacrifices as the brave patriot policemen and people have done and if all politicians get into sincere and patriotic and kind to each other modes.Pakistan has the in place ingrediends of resources like massive coal reserves and other things that can move the country out of crisis and into opportunities of very grand size.And there are peace ingrediends as well the big players around are not Hitler and Stalin in the very least.

    I LOVE THAT CRICKET PLAY GROUND OF MY VERY LOVED LAHORE AS I SAW MY VERY FIRST CRICKET TEST MATCH OF MY LIFE AROUND THERE WHEN MY DEAR AND EVER REMEMBERED FATHER TOOK ME AS A PRE TEEN AGE BOY TO WATCH THE 1955 PLAY BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN.I WILL NEVER FORGET MAQSOOD AHMAD ST THAMANE B GUPTE AT 99,IMTIAZ AHMAD'S AND POLY UMRIGAR'S POWERFUL 55 AND 78 RESPECTIVELY AND VERY THRILLED BOWLING OF FAZAL MAHMOOD AND VINO MANKED.I COULD HEAR LAHORE AND ALSO INDIAN YOUNG GIRLS HOLDING BREATH ON THE BEAUTY OF FAZAL MAHMOOD,WHO LATER WAS TALKED OF AS THE HANDSOMEST PLAYER EVER LIVED IN CRICKET HISTORY.I THINK THAT I HAVE NEVER EVER SEEN SO GRAND BOWLING AS FAZAL DID AND NO WONDER THAT GRANDEST BOWLERS EVER LIKE BEDSER AND AUSTRALIAN CAPTAIN CALLED HIM THE MOST UN-PLAYABLE BOWLER EVER IN CRICKET.I MUST HAVE SEEN DOZEN TEST MATCHES BUT THAT IN THE COMPANY OF MY FATHER AT MY AGE OF ONLY 11 WAS AND WILL EVER BE THE SWEETEST SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MEMORY OF MY SPORTS LIFE.I WAAS REALLY SADDENED BY THE ACCIDENTAL MISHAP OF 3/3, BUT DO NOT FORGET THAT PAKS ARE BEING USED AS CHESS BOARD OF THE WORLD'S MIGHTIEST STRATEGIES THESE DAYS BECAUSE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT GEO-STRATEGY OF PAK TERRITORY.ALLAH WILL HELP AND SAVE PAKS AND CREATE OPPORTUNITIES OUT OF THE CURRENT CRISIS.LET AMERICA,CHINA AND THE OIL RICH ISLAMIC WORLD HELP OUR GREAT AND GRAND AND LOVABLE AND SWEET PAKS.

    THERE ARE SOME REYS OF PEACE AND HOPE AROUND ALONG WITH SCARY NATURE RELATED FUTURE OF SOUTH ASIA AND OUR WORLD AS WELL.AS I SAID THAT THE MIGHTIEST ONES MAY HAVE GONE OFF BOARD IN THEIR STRATEGIES AND SOME SEGMENT OF PAK SOCIETY ARE HISTORICALLY MARSHAL PEOPLE, WHO EVEN RECENTLY MADE AMERICA THE FIFTH SOLE SUPER POWER OUT OF RUSSO-AFGHAN WAR,BUT THEM MIGHTIEST AND PAK KEY ADVERSARY ARE NOT HITLER AND STALIN BY NATURE.THEY ARE ALL, ALONG WITH EVER PEACE LOVING PAKS,ALSO TALKING OF SOME PEACE MODES AND ACTS.SO,THERE WON'T BE WW THREE AND THE SAD ACTS INSIDE PAK WILL SUBSIDE AND STOP INSHALLAH.

    SOUTH ASIA NEED TO CONCENTRATE ON MOTHER NATURE RELATED CALAMITIES ON THE HORIZON.THE VERY EXISTENCE OF MOST OF SOUTH ASIA IS FACING SEERIOUS THREATENING GEOPARDY DUE TO FAST DRYING OF RIVERS AS THE RIVERS FEEDING GLACIERS ARE MELTING FAST DUE TO GLOBAL AND REGIONAL WARMING DUE TO CREEP IN OF CAR CULTURE AND RAPID INDUSTRIALIZATION WHICH THEMSELVES MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CARRY THEM FORWARD DUE TO DEPLETING OIL AND GAS AND WATER RESERVES.

    LET US ALL MANKIND EMBRACE EACH OTHER TO WORK ON NATURE RELATED DEADLY ISSUES THAT ARE THREATENING TO EVEN CEASE OUR EXISTENCE.

    ONLY THE OIL REVOLUTION HELPED PLANET EARTH TO SUSTAIN MORE THAN SIX BILLION PEOPLE.

    NOW,WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF WATER WITH DRYING OF RIVERS AND WILL SOON RUN OUT OF OIL.

    ALLAH SAVE US ALL.


    Peace lover, Pakistan - 07 March, 2009

    I am responsible !!

    Exactly, If I were a Pakistani citizen I would consider myself responsible for not protesting the government of Pakistan for not talking action against terrorists, for using terrorism as state policy, for diverting every incident of terrorism on fabricated issues. If not to the World then the government of Pakistan is accountable to its citizens. How long will the people of Pakistan be kept in dark by its government by feeding them anti Indian notions. I agree both countries had pasts but people of India have got over it. They no longer get fooled by Anti Pakistani notions, when's Pakistan going to achieve it. Cricket is the religion of the sub continent and I feel so bad when it gets affected by terrorism. Pakistani team was so good in 1992, sadly reasons other then Cricket has taken it to the bottom of the pit. If not People of Pakistan, who do you think is going to stand up against it? DO you think Zardari, or ISI or Nawaz really care even an iota about it? Look, what happened in case of Mumbai blasts case, your government , your entire media and every single Pakistani denied about Pakistani element involvement in it, but all came out in black and white, did it not? It did. Your government had to own the responsibility.
    People like Ziad Hamid, whom you people give so much air time on your television channels, use every opportunity given to him to spread hatred and non-violence in the world. There are also elements in India who does these kind of things, like Bajrang Dal or Ram Sena. Ask yourself a question, who opposed them? People of India. Ask who threw out the party of BJP when they started propagating religion based politics, well, again people of India. Who held Purohit responsible for train bombings? Indian media and Indian people. There was no Pakistani dossier to prove it. And I know we still have to go many notches up to oppose these forces but at least we are trying.
    When are people of Pakistan going to do this in their own country? When will both India and Pakistan be free from each others shackles? When? This is a question for both Indians and Pakistanis?

    My sympathies are with Pakistani and Sri Lankan cricketers and may the terrorists rot in hell who carried out these attacks.

    Shub, United Arab Emirates - 07 March, 2009

    sri lanka attack

    Pakistan has lost its honour and credibility in this incident. All indication are that it was an internal affair. Pakistan must identify and catch the culprits. This kind of terrorist groups must be annihilated. It has to be realised that the real sufferers are the pakistani people who will be denied such international events in future. Terrorism is sports is the shameless action. that the country loses its honour is all that there is to it. Pakistan must change its policies.

    dv, United Kingdom - 07 March, 2009

    Future of Pakistan's ContributionTo Cricket

    There no doubt Pakistan's contribution to Cricket will revive strongly and will emerge as a fator to cement a strong bond among Sports Lovers around world & bridge all Countries to fight unilaterally against any act of terrorisism.

    Peace Lover, Seychelles - 07 March, 2009

    pakistan truble zone

    no one is to be blamed apart from pakistani people,they all ways blame athers,when india & pakistan had partion the thives came to pakistan & the educated people stayed in india,it makes me sick when i look at my self as pakistani.i pray to allah that the way the pakistani think change them self,bring fresh blood & run the country,lock up all religous leaders & old so could politions who cant clean there back sides.

    Nasir Khan, Pakistan - 07 March, 2009

    Also India's involvement is not ruled out.These attackers could be uzbeks from north afghanistan aided and finaced by India's RAW.

    Rezan, United Arab Emirates - 08 March, 2009

    Peace and beyond


    I will answer these inreserting questions today:

    Q. What is the future of Pakistan Cricket after this incident?

    Pak cricket does'nt finish here. It may take a break or breathing pause for now.

    the world's political temperatures are beginning to drop starting with the mightiest.Hopefully, people will stop bothering and hurting each other and solve the contending problems peacefully and amicably.

    Sports in countries going through war like situations did take long breaks, but came back even more invigoratingly after wards.

    Q. Who do you think is behind these attacks?

    Pakistan government has already indicated foreign hands. Every body is waitnig to confirm their suspected country through official channels of Pakistan.

    Q. Do you think security was not tight enough for the team?

    Yes, security was as much of culprit as in Bombay case.But, all south Asians are basically easy going and care free people.Nor are the south Asian leaders of Saddam Hussain or Hafiz Assad type, who will shoot any suspect on spot and in public. People and governments of south Asia are slack with their security matters and are praying for the higher powers to correct the things.Security matters were far from perfect and it got even worse when the people's chief minister of Punjab was laid off with resulting break in the security process.

    Q. Do you think that recent attack on Sri-Lankan cricket team has ended the scope of International cricket in Pakistan?

    Any country in times of war or war like situation can suffer that for a period of time and not permanently.

    I think Paks are emerge again in sports and every thing as the country has more bright future in most important energy and water resource issues than any other country in the region.Most countries of the world lacking energy and water in future are really doomed, but Paks will have it good in spirit and real and in sports that will bounce back after some sad recess.


    Peace man, Pakistan - 09 March, 2009

    Play it in Sharjah, Ajman and other places till it normalizes.

    There are ways to go around to keep Pak cricket activated.If the war or near war situation prevents cricket flourishing temporarily in Pakistan main soil, then Sharjah or such places can be used as practice and playing grounds.Pak cricket team can visit any friendly country and other teams can play Paks in Sharjah, Ajman or other places outside of Pakistan.

    But no one should slight Pakistan.The country is all important as the mightiest ones even are trying to base their presence in the world's most important geo-strategy of Pakistan.

    And Paks have the world's grand promising future of coal energy and fresh water.Wait till the world runs out of oil and gas by 2050( with serious crunch starting soon) and Paks have the grandest in the world coal energy reserves.

    Wait when river Indus, fed by the world's six largest and hundred other glaciers outside of arctic turn this sole surviving fresh water river of future south Asia into the longest fresh water lake cum river reservoir.

    Pak the grand, Pakistan - 09 March, 2009

    Brazil of cricket

    As far as a cricket lover concern in all over the world image of pakistan in cricket pakistan is like brazil in football where cricket will never end and pakistan will recover very soon inshaallah..................

    Chandan joshi, Hungary - 09 March, 2009

    Who did it? Nominations are:

    Possible culprits include:
    - USA: (We (and India) will need more weapons)

    - China: (Can sell more weapons to us and we will be more inclined to them)

    - India: Destabilize Pakistan.

    - Taliban: To force their demands.

    Naeem Khan, Pakistan - 10 March, 2009

    # Q. What is the future of Pakistan Cricket after this incident?
    --Glorious.......as always

    # Q. Who do you think is behind these attacks?
    --India. No question about it.

    # Q. Do you think security was not tight enough for the team?
    --It was all right.... even BB was assassinated not too long ago. What else do you expect?

    # Q. Do you think that recent attack on Sri-Lankan cricket team has ended the scope of International cricket in Pakistan?
    --May be so. But there will always be international forces or NATO forces surrounding Pakistan

    Jabar, Pakistan - 10 March, 2009

    Who did it? One more nomination is:

    Hi Kudos to the post below, yes our own military is a culprit as well. They want their rule back and these type of incidents lower public confidence in the democratic government.

    Naeem Khan, Pakistan - 11 March, 2009

    1. All the hand grenaes thrown under the bus do not explode. Wow! What is required to explode a hand grenade? Just pull the pin and in a few seconds it is booooooooooom!

    2. A dozen gun men surround the bus and fire INDISCRIMINATELY from AK-56s & 47s and no Lankan player gets killed. WoW! You dont need to be a sniper specialist; any kid who can fire AK-47 can inflict casualties.

    3. All of them escape from a busy city junction and no traffic cop even stops them or there are no nakabandhis!

    4. They cant fire from a rocket launcher from 100 metres at a target as huge as a bus and the rocket misses its target and hits an electric pole! Wow!

    The whole truth about this farcical attack is simple:

    1. Pak Army wants to wrest control from Zardari by citing lack or law and order and the fellow Punjabi disgruntled Nawaz Sharif is in cahoots with them on this issue as he is losing ground. Trust me Sharifs rally this week is sponsored by Pak Army!

    ISI wants its relevance in Pak politics. Its trained or not so well trained militants are under the direct orders of ISI to carry out attacks.

    Pak Govt now will cite that public unrest as a reason and release Zarar Shah and Mohd. Saeed of LeT. They tell the US that if they prosecute these blokes there will be public unrest in Pak and war on terror will take a back seat. US grudgingly approves sayig that if you catch Osama then it is fine with us.

    This daring attack will attract more youth from Pak to join ranks of militan

    , Pakistan - 11 March, 2009

    Blame it on real culprit India

    Blame it on India and you are not fool of guessing game.Allah will save Pakistan from this foe that is hell bent on destabilizing Pakistan.

    Just go to forums world wide and read about all gone berserk Indian's conspiracies and un-concealed hate and threats against Paks.

    Sadik Khan, Pakistan - 12 March, 2009

    Exasperating revenge?

    Q; What is the future of Pakistan Cricket after this incident?

    Pakistan cricket has been blasted and subdued for a long time to come. Its lethargic, self-serving and indifferent leadership is to blame because it has failed almost in all areas of its activities, both on the field and behind the scene. Before attempting to revive it, there is urgent need to perform articulate surgical operations at various ailing parts of its body to remove all debilitating sores and then, infusing fresh blood for its healthy rejuvenation.

    Q: Who do you think is behind these attacks?

    One thing is very clear right from the outset. Many people had prior information about the attack. Therefore, it was possible for them to film the entire attack from various angles using zoom-in facilities of their cameras to capture details. Perhaps, they sold their footage to various media channels at handsome prices with assurances of keeping their identities secret.
    Another angle worth examining is the fact that, the attackers were assured of no interference during their entire operation and escape after. Otherwise, what could be the reason of their escape in a most leisurely manner without any sense of urgency? CCTV footage showed them moving without fear of interception or apprehension. Moreover, the attackers displayed a complete confidence in their actions as if they were performing a respectable duty rather than committing heinous crime against fellow humans. Such actions are only expected from highly trained and motivated soldiers fighting for a noble cause.
    Still another intriguing fact is the extent of similarity with the Mumbai attacks. Apart from their dress and equipment similarities, most important point noted is the resulting image after failure of security apparatus almost identical and equally frustration for the state, as in case of Mumbai attack. While Mumbai carnage was performed by militants penetrating various layers of high profile Indian security apparatus installed at its entry points from sea, Lahore attackers had penetrated the most important high profile commercial district of the city at the top rush hour, ridiculing all levels of its security might widely orchestrated being equal to that of a Head of State's security. In spite of all of its minute details, the attack also points to a sort of counter on Pakistan to wash away some of the exasperations faced by Indians on their failure to save Mumbai from attack from the (alleged?) Pakistan based attackers. It could possibly be a revenge attack to wipe some of the sweat of Mumbai failure.

    Q: Do you think security was not tight enough for the team?

    Since it was not any suicide attack which we all know are very difficult to foresee and stop, failure and insufficiency of the security are the obvious reasons of successful attack on Sri Lankan cricket team at Liberty Square, Lahore.

    Q: Do you think that recent attack on Sri-Lankan cricket team has ended the scope of International cricket in Pakistan?

    International cricket, which was already at its lowest ebb for some time, partially due to the infiltration, to some extent, of hard-lined and pro-fundamentalist Islamic elements in the team, has received a serious set-back capable of ending the cricket life in Pakistan for a long time to come.

    M.Saeed, Pakistan - 12 March, 2009

    Re: Sadik Khan

    It is too early to confidently blame anybody.

    I doubt if India did it, as they have IPL matches round the corner and any retaliation by us will damage their image.

    The more I think, the more this looks like work of our military and ISI, who do not want democracy in our country. Read the post below.

    Naeem Khan, Pakistan - 12 March, 2009

    To make Pakistan very safe

    Given the geo-strategy related use of Pakistan as chess board of the mightiest for their great game plans, given the relentless terror laden incursion into Pak west and east by one neighbour adversary, given the politicians lack of understanding that Pak circumstances are like those of Poland in pre-second world war warm up for war of the mightiest,given the terror related economic slow down even further, Paks are still doing reasonable job to mitigate all attempts to undo the integral Pakistan as it stands today.

    One very auspiciously favouring thing for Pak security for the past couple decades and for decades to come is the possession of upto one hundred nukes to deter any mortal onslaught on the country.

    And the good promising future optimism is the real option to fall back on and develope the massive coal, gold and copper reserves of Pakistan.China and India are soon beginning to run out of coal and development of Pak coal resources is an immerdiate must before there is panic for coal for our big and mighty China and other neighbours.And very important, coal prices have not dropped like the recent shift down of oil and gas prices globally.Pakistan is today the queen of coal reserves with only 5 mty production after America the king cole with 1-2 billion tpy production.By 2030, Pak will be king cole.With massive copper and gold reserves and necessity to develope them, Paks have opportunities awaiting them.

    Let us come to 3/3 as immediate threats and meddling by one neighbour for spoils, Paks may utilize security vehicles that they do possess.

    IN AMERICA OR CANADA, IN SITUATION LIKE THAT, THEY HAVE COUPLE HELICOPTERS-ONE PARKED AND READY TO TAKE OFF ON STANDBY BASIS AND ONE FLYING OVER HEAD WITH ARMED PEOPLE.AND THERE ARE ARMED SECURITY MEN MOVING ON THE ESCORT ROUTE AND WATCHING AND GUARDING AROUND.

    PAKISTAN NEED TO BE FINANCIALLY SECURE THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF COAL TO SAIL SAFELY THROUGH FUTURE THREATS OF TERROR OR ASSAULTS.PEACE IS THE BEST COURSE FOR THE WHOLE WORLD, BUT UNFORTUNATELY SOME ONE MAY NOT BE THAT KIND TO BE PEACE ORIENTED.SO, PAKS MUST DEVELOPE COAL RESERVES FOR SURVIVAL AND SECURITY REASONS OF THE COUNTRY AND THE PEOPLE.

    GIVEN THE CASH BACK FLOW OF SUCH ENERGY RESOURCES IN MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES, 30-40 PERCENT CASH IS RETURNED TO THE PEOPLE AND 60 -70 PERCENT GOES FOR EXPENCES TO DEVELOPE, PRODUCE AND FIND MORE AND NEW SUCH RESERVES.IF PAK MILITARY TAKES OVER PART JOB OF BLASTING COAL MINES FOR SAFE OPEN PIT TYPE MINE AND SHOVELLING, THEY MAY GET MORE CASH INTO PAK POCKETS.CHINA, WITH AMERICA'S HELP IS ALSO GOING INTO OPEN PIT MINING, WHICH IS MUCH SAFE.

    I TALKED TO SOME WELL KNOWN COAL COMPANIES OF NORTH AMERICA AND THEY TOLD ME THAT ALL THERE TO OPEN PIT MINING IS TO BLAST OFF POWERFULLY UNDERGROUND AND THEN SHOVEL IT AWAY BY LOADERS ETC.PAKISTAN CAN ALSO PRODUCE 2 TRILLION CUBIC FEET PER YEAR OF COAL BED METHANE(CBM NATURAL GAS) IF PAKS PRODUCE 1 BTPY COAL. EVEN HALF OR 1 TCFPY OF CBM METHANE GAS WILL MORE THAN DOUBLE GAS THAT PAKS PRODUCE FROM SUI AND ALL OTHER SOURCES.WHY DON'T AMERICA AND CHINA AND CANADA AND AUSTRALIA HELP PAKS ON THE COAL RESOURCES THAT PAKS POSSESS ONLY NEXT TO AMERICA'S SIZE OF COAL RESERVES.WITH 30-40 BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF ROYALTY FROM COAL PAKS CAN PAY SIX TIMES OR BETTTER FOR ALL THE FOOD THEY MAY HAVE TO IMPORT DUE TO DRYING OF THE RIVERS OF SOUTH ASIA.EVEN ON THAT, PAKS MAY BE MORE LUCKY AS THE MAIN RIVER INDUS MAY TURN INTO RENEWABLE FRESH WATER RESERVOIR/LAKE UNLIKE OTHER FAST DRYING RIVERS OF SOUTH ASIA.INDUS IS BEING FED BY THE WORLD'S LARGEST AND THE HIGHEST PLACED GLACIERS WITH SAFER FLOW PATH FROM TIBET TO CHINA'S LADAKH AND THEN SKARDU AREA AND INTO MAINLAND PAKISTAN.

    DESPITE ALL THE TROUBLES-MANY OR MOST IMPORTED UN-WILLINGLY, PAKS ARE SURVIVING WITH SMILES ON THEIR BEAUTIFUL FACES.PAKISTAN HAS MORE HOMOGENITY OF LOOKS AMONGST ITS PEOPLE IN THE WHOLE REGION AND YOU CAN SEE CAUCASIAN WHITE SPECS ADMIXED WITH GIRL FROM IPANEMA FAMOUS SONG TYPE MAJORITY TAN AS PEOPLE.EVEN THE RELIGION IS MAJORITY ISLAM.

    THE NATION CAN BECOME MORE VIGILENT TO WATCH THE SUSPECTS WITH READINESS TO DEFEND PEOPLE'S AND GUESTS LIVES.

    EXPATS CAN START SENDING LITTLE MORE MONEY BACK HOME AND THERE WILL BE MORE SMILES WHEN THAT LTTLE MONEY GETS DIVIDED INTO FIVE OR MORE RELATIVES OF YOURS WHO IN TURN WILL SPEND AROUND FOR OTHERS TO SHARE BENEFIT.AND DEVELOPING OF PAK COAL BY NOT GIVING FULL CHARGE TO SOME GREEDY FOREIGN COMPANIES, PAKS CAN EARN FOUR OR FIVE TIMES MORE FROM COAL THAN WHAT EXPATS SEND HOME.

    A PROSPEROUS AND FINANCIALLY SECURE PAKISTAN CAN BE MORE RESILIENT AND RESPONDING TO THE TERROR ACTS OF MISFORTUNES THAT LINGER ON OUR GREAT, LOVELY AND BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE AND OUR COMMON COUNTRY PAKISTAN.

    AND, WE WOULD REQUEST THE TWO BILLIONAIRE POLITICAL PEOPLE TO PLEASE TOLERATE AND RECONCILE BETWEEN AS WE WILL SURVIVE AND THRIVE TOGETHER THROUGH UNITY AND INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL PEACE.


    Pak safety, Pakistan - 12 March, 2009

    Let's analyze the happenings;
    Mr. Zardari dismantle the Punjab govt. and ordered to replace the police force.
    We have seen that Lahore police was informed by secret service about the forth coming incident but Zardari govt. managed to let the terrorists execute their plans!
    Next we expected a serious response from govt. similar like Indian govt. but instead Etizaz Hasan mobilized the lawyers immediately after and shifting the focus of nation to a different issue.
    I think both Zardari and Etizaz are partners and playing with the emotional Pakistanis in the name of democracy and freedom of judiciary.
    I failed to democracy of Pakistan be it Sharif or Zardari both never represent the majority of Pakistan but still share the rule perpetually.
    Can anyone bother to learn how much votes Zardari party won and how many votes Sharif league won in recent elections, perhaps collectively less than of total population of Pakistan.
    I think in next elections people of Pakistan must boycott the elections.
    I think Pakistan is heading towards a situation like 1971 with a difference that Mujeeb is heading PPP.

    , Pakistan - 14 March, 2009

    Cricket Blasted

    Q; What is the future of Pakistan Cricket after this incident?

    Pakistan cricket has been blasted and subdued for a long time to come. Its lethargic, self-serving and indifferent leadership is to blame because it has failed almost in all areas of its activities, both on the field and behind the scene. Before attempting to revive it, there is urgent need to perform articulate surgical operations at various ailing parts of its body to remove all debilitating sores and then, infusing fresh blood for its healthy rejuvenation.

    Q: Who do you think is behind these attacks?

    One thing is very clear right from the outset. Many people had prior information about the attack. Therefore, it was possible for them to film the entire attack from various angles using zoom-in facilities of their cameras to capture details. Perhaps, they sold their footage to various media channels at handsome prices with assurances of keeping their identities secret.
    Another angle worth examining is the fact that, the attackers were assured of no interference during their entire operation and escape after. Otherwise, what could be the reason of their escape in a most leisurely manner without any sense of urgency? CCTV footage showed them moving without fear of interception or apprehension. Moreover, the attackers displayed a complete confidence in their actions as if they were performing a respectable duty rather than committing heinous crime against fellow humans. Such actions are only expected from highly trained and motivated soldiers fighting for a noble cause.
    Still another intriguing fact is the extent of similarity with the Mumbai attacks. Apart from their dress and equipment similarities, most important point noted is the resulting image after failure of security apparatus almost identical and equally frustration for the state, as in case of Mumbai attack. While Mumbai carnage was performed by militants penetrating various layers of high profile Indian security apparatus installed at its entry points from sea, Lahore attackers had penetrated the most important high profile commercial district of the city at the top rush hour, ridiculing all levels of its security might widely orchestrated being equal to that of a Head of State's security. In spite of all of its minute details, the attack also points to a sort of counter on Pakistan to wash away some of the exasperations faced by Indians on their failure to save Mumbai from attack from the (alleged?) Pakistan based attackers. It could possibly be a revenge attack to wipe some of the sweat of Mumbai failure.

    Q: Do you think security was not tight enough for the team?

    Since it was not any suicide attack which we all know are very difficult to foresee and stop, failure and insufficiency of the security are the obvious reasons of successful attack on Sri Lankan cricket team at Liberty Square, Lahore.

    Q: Do you think that recent attack on Sri-Lankan cricket team has ended the scope of International cricket in Pakistan?

    International cricket, which was already at its lowest ebb for some time, partially due to the infiltration, to some extent, of hard-lined and pro-fundamentalist Islamic elements in the team, has received a serious set-back capable of ending the cricket life in Pakistan for a long time to come.

    M.Saeed, Pakistan - 15 March, 2009

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