Lahore 'hero' gets invitation card from Sri Lanka

Published: Friday, March 20, 2009, 12:30 [IST]
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PCB driver awarded family visa for Lanka

Islamabad: Mehar Khalil, the driver of the bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket players which was attacked, has been given a 10 day family visa for Sri Lanka.

Following his heroic effort to save the Sri Lankan cricket team from the terror attack, Lankan players showered praise on Khalil and invited him to visit their country.

The Sri Lankan cricketers thanked Khalil for his keeping cool during the attack.

Khalil reportedly pressed the accelerator of the bus to drive the players to safety when terrorists sprayed bullets from all directions.

Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan had also gifted Khalil his shirt and cap.

On Wednesday, recognizing Khalil"s bravery, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ijaz Butt had rewarded him with a cash prize of 500,000 rupees.

The state run Associated Newspapers of Ceylon had invited Khalil and his wife for a week-long holiday in Sri Lanka earlier.


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