LBO Home IndoChina | About Us | To Advertise | Contact Us rss LBO Mobil rss rss rss rss rss
International Arbitration Centre to be established in Sri Lanka |     Electricity tariff reduction for hotels and shops from this November                                          A Special Tax Scheme for the motor vehicle imports instead of the current system |  Minimum monthly salary of the State Sector employee increased to Rs. 15,000                                          Value Added Tax reduced to 11 percent |     Aerospace Engineering Unit will be established at the Moratuwa University | EPF payment from the employer to be increased to 14%                                          Sri Lanka Customs to have a One Stop Service Center |  Import tax removed on infant milk food | Electricity tariff reduction for hotels and shops from this November                                          A special duty scheme on motor vehicles for foreign employed individuals |  Main Sri Lankan towns to be developed under a special Urban Development Programme                                          
Fri, 24 October 2014 20:56:45
Sri Lanka cricket team attack accused on bail
15 Jul, 2011 12:35:16
LAHORE, July 14, 2011 (AFP) - Pakistan on Thursday released on bail the leader of one of its leading extremist organisations who is accused of sectarian murders and masterminding an attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team.
Malik Ishaq, head of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ) and held for nearly 14 years, was cheered by more than 100 activists and showered with rose petals as he walked from a high-security prison in Lahore to a waiting vehicle.

"We were not terrorists before, nor are we now, and the court has proved that we are innocent," Ishaq told his supporters.

Chaudhry Jehangir, the chief prosecutor for Punjab province, said Ishaq had been freed after the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to bail conditions of one million rupees ($12,000).

Defence lawyer Qazi Misbahul Haq said his client, arrested in September 1997, was implicated in 45 cases, mostly murder.

He was also accused of masterminding, from behind bars, the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, which wounded seven players and an assistant coach, and killed eight Pakistanis.

The attacks saw Pakistan stripped of its right to co-host this year's cricket World Cup and the country has since hosted no top foreign teams.

In March, police said they had arrested six alleged plotters over the Sri Lankan attacks from Pakistan's main Taliban faction, with which LJ has ties.

Ishaq has already served seven and a half years for attempted murder.

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is regarded as Pakistan's most extreme Sunni terror group, accused of killing hundreds of Shiite Muslims after its emergence in the early 1990s. It was banned by then president Pervez Musharraf in 1999.

The group played a key role in the 2002 kidnap and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl from Karachi and in twin failed assassination bids on key US ally Musharraf in December 2003.

Bomb and suicide attacks across the country have killed around 4,500 people since 2007 and Pakistan says it has lost thousands of troops in fighting.
Your Comment
Your Name/Handle
Your Email (Your email will not be displayed)
Location
Country
Your Email
Receivers Email
Your Comment