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Chris Broad on Lahore.

Eddie Mair | 14:17 UK time, Wednesday, 4 March 2009

As you'll hear in PM, former England batsman Chris Broad was right at the centre of the gun attack in Lahore yesterday. You can see some of his comments here.

1550 UPDATE: I've just recorded an interview with Pakistan's High Commissioner in London who says that Mr Broad is ungrateful.


  • 1. At 2:28pm on 04 Mar 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    There have been no comments made here yet.

    Tah Dah!!

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  • 2. At 2:56pm on 04 Mar 2009, Mrs Effingham wrote:


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  • 3. At 2:57pm on 04 Mar 2009, Sid wrote:

    Now that's what I call service!

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  • 4. At 4:08pm on 04 Mar 2009, Ed Iglehart wrote:

    Al Jazeers's take on the Lahore attack and more.

    Salaam, etc.

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  • 5. At 6:02pm on 04 Mar 2009, Fifi wrote:

    On the Lahore story ... wasn't Benazir Bhutto also enjoying ' presidential ' levels of security when she was assassinated?

    (sorry, posted this on the wrong thread a moment ago)

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  • 6. At 6:12pm on 04 Mar 2009, Charlie wrote:

    Mr Broad, get real. Please!

    As Fifi 05 says:

    "On the Lahore story ... wasn't Benazir Bhutto also enjoying ' presidential ' levels of security when she was assassinated?"

    Wasn't "Jean Charles de Menezes " under the protection, as all UK citizens, of the UK Police..?

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  • 7. At 10:13am on 05 Mar 2009, ayan sinha wrote:

    The blame has to be directed towards the PCB and the Pakistani government for this tragic event.
    For many years the government has been training and supplying arms to these terrorists for their own benefits and now they are unfortunately suffering the consequences now.
    The security promised was meant to be presidential style but this was no way the case in this dreadful event and after hearing the account of Chris Broad and watching the video footage of the attack, one can only conclude that the security wasn't even fit for a lay person let alone the president.
    India can only be proud of the professional and wholly adequate presidential style security it offered all players and match officials when the Test series with England was resumed. Nobody felt unsafe and what the Indian government and BCCI had promised to offer they delivered.
    In this case in Pakistan what was promised by the government and PCB was not delivered and they should all be ashamed of this. No country or player can ever trust any assurances made by the Pakistani government and the PCB on security, they blatantly lied about what they would offer. International cricket should NEVER return to country of Pakistan again.

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  • 8. At 2:53pm on 05 Mar 2009, Gillianian wrote:

    I'd just like to put in a word or two to remember the policemen who were killed while going about their duties.
    They may have been badly used by their government, and they themselves were ''sitting ducks'', easily picked off by the gunmen, but their sacrifice should be acknowledged.

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  • 9. At 2:54pm on 05 Mar 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Gill, I was thinking the same myself. Well said, that woman!

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  • 10. At 11:15pm on 05 Mar 2009, Chris Ghoti wrote:

    Gillianian, Big Sister -- thirded. Also a thought in passing for the driver who died.

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