Another court awaits trio


A local court in Lahore ordered authorities to register a criminal case against former cricket captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir. The three cricketers were convicted of corruption and spot-fixing by a court in Britain. The additional district and sessions court in Lahore issued the order in response to an application filed by lawyer Muhammad Zubair Bulqan, who had asked the judge to direct authorities to register a case against the Pakistani cricketers involved in spot-fixing. Bulqan said the players had tarnished Pakistan’s image in the world of cricket by indulging in spot-fixing. He said the offence the players had committed was not a tolerable one for the entire country. The petitioner said he earlier submitted an application to Islamapura police station for registering a case against the cricketers but officials had refused to act on his request.