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Mehr Khalil – Sri Lankan Team attack

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Mehr Khalil – Farah Show

Links:
1/3 Interview Mehr Khalil – Farah Show ATV – Mar 19, 2009
2/3 Interview Mehr Khalil – Farah Show ATV – Mar 19, 2009
3/3 Interview Mehr Khalil – Farah Show ATV – Mar 19, 2009

Liberty Chowk – Suspects

Dunya TV Channel report on capture of Maldives nationals with US dollars, UK and Sri Lankan currency – Mar 12, 2009.

Possible relation to attack on Sri Lankan team in Lahore Liberty Market attack.

9 Lahore Attack Liberty Chowk – Suspects – Dunya TV – Mar 12, 2009

Mehr Khalil – Dunya TV

Dunya TV Channel sports program extensive interview of Mehr Khalil, the bus driver who drove the Sri Lankan team to safety – Mar 9, 2009

Both Mehr Khalil and his wife appear in the studio.

Credit should also be given to the police vans (right van was incapacitated while the left van returned fire) which Mehr Khalil credits with allowing him the opportunity to drive past the attackers.

8 part1 Interview – Mehr Khalil bus driver – Dunya TV – Mar 9, 2009
8 part2 Interview – Mehr Khalil bus driver – Dunya TV – Mar 9, 2009

Liberty Chowk – Attackers

Geo TV news report showing footage of attackers leaving on motorbikes – Mar 5, 2009.

Includes smaller section of interview with Mehr Khalil, the bus driver who drove the Sri Lankan team to safety.

6 Lahore Attack Liberty Chowk – Attackers, Mehr Khalil bus driver – Geo News – Mar 5, 2009

Liberty Chowk – Mehr Khalil Express News

Express News news report on Mehr Khalil, the bus driver who drove the Sri Lankan team to safety – Mar 5, 2009.

Also on suspects arrested and report where villagers claim innocence.

Although the age group seems about right for these groups, plus what was a 16 year old villager doing in Karachi to have lost his phone SIM in Karachi.

So may or may not have something to do with the case.

5 Lahore Attack Liberty Chowk – Mehr Khalil bus driver – Express News report – Mar 5, 2009

Liberty Chowk – Sri Lankan team arrives home

Geo TV sports program “Score” – Mar 5, 2009.

Report on arrival of Sri Lankan team at their home airport.

Interviews with team players and mention of Mehr Khalil, the bus driver who drove their bus to safety from a very difficult situation.

Program then discusses the Sri Lankan team’s response.

Credit should also be given to the police vans (right van was incapacitated while the left van returned fire) which Mehr Khalil credits with allowing him the opportunity to drive past the attackers.

4 Lahore Attack Liberty Chowk – Mehr Khalil bus driver – Sri Lankan team arrives home – Mar 5, 2009

Liberty Chowk – Salman Taseer

Salman Taseer, the Governor of Punjab, answers criticism of the handling of the security for the Sri Lankan cricket team.

His point is that the police riding with the convoy did not have responsibility to chase the culprits, but primary responsibility was to whisk the players away in the case of attack.

“Barsat Ka Mausam Aata Hai To Saray Daddoo Nikal Aatay Hain” with reference to all the “analysts” who appear on TV, who criticize but do not analyze fully.

The weakness is that the convoy should have been longer and that would have afforded police further away from the scene to pursue the attackers.

The way it transpired was that the police offers got involved directly in the attack.

As the bus driver narrated, the police van on the right was incapacitated almost immediately. And it was the police van on the left which DID return fire and he credits it’s actions for allowing him the opportunity to make his escape.

There will be much criticism about the state of readiness of the elite force in the vans. It is possible they were not at full alert levels – i.e. not “expecting” an attack and slacking off a bit.

However it could also be that they DID respond to the best of their ability, but because of the lack of correct positioning of the vans (how the personnel are seated in the back of the van – where the men are seated all facing forward or whatever when they should be facing outward perhaps with the window areas being reinforced with bulletproof shielding.

The police force is in dire need of training and the resources available to them are also deficient.

And it does not help that they are also responsible for dealing with politicians and glad handing them for placement in jobs. This does not help the overall state of readiness of the personnel or give them the correct order of priority if 90% of the time they are MORE judged for how they do favours for the politicians in their area.

10 Lahore Attack Liberty Chowk – Salman Taseer answers media criticism

Mehr Khalil – News One

News One TV Channel extensive interview of Mehr Khalil, the bus driver who drove the Sri Lankan team to safety – Mar 8, 2009.

Credit should also be given to the police vans (right van was incapacitated while the left van returned fire) which Mehr Khalil credits with allowing him the opportunity to drive past the attackers.

7 part1 Interview – Mehr Khalil bus driver – News One – Mar 8, 2009
7 part2 Interview – Mehr Khalil bus driver – News One – Mar 8, 2009

Liberty Chowk – Mehr Khalil Geo

Geo News interviews the bus driver for the Sri Lankan cricket team on the scene of the attack (Liberty Chowk in Lahore) – Mar 4, 2009.

Geo blatantly offers money to bus driver and in very “bhonda” way advertises it all over.

Forcing bus driver to say thank you.

Credit should also be given to the police vans (right van was incapacitated while the left van returned fire) which Mehr Khalil credits with allowing him the opportunity to drive past the attackers.

3 part1 Lahore Attack Liberty Chowk – Mehr Khalil bus driver – Geo TV – Mar 4, 2009
3 part2 Lahore Attack Liberty Chowk – Mehr Khalil bus driver – Geo TV – Mar 4, 2009

Liberty Chowk – bad forensics

Geo News correctly criticizes police personnel for not being careful in handling evidence – Mar 4, 2009.

And this could be remedied with just a little bit of training if upper brass were cognizant of this.

If political involvement in police affairs was curtailed, perhaps the police officers would have time to pay attention to what really matters.

2 Lahore Attack Liberty Chowk – Geo correct criticism of bad forensics – Mar 4, 2009

Lahore Attack Liberty Chowk – Geo self-promotion

Geo News interviews the bus driver for the Sri Lankan cricket team on the scene of the attack (Liberty Chowk in Lahore) – Mar 4, 2009.

Geo blatantly offers money to bus driver and in very “bhonda” way advertises it all over.

Forcing bus driver to say thank you.

Credit should also be given to the police vans (right van was incapacitated while the left van returned fire) which Mehr Khalil credits with allowing him the opportunity to drive past the attackers.

1 Lahore Attack Liberty Chowk – Mehr Khalil bus driver – Geo blatant self-promotion – Mar 4, 2009

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March 19, 2009 at 1:41 am

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