Sajjad_karim_mepSajjad Karim, MEP for the North West of England and spokesman on legal affairs, has put out a press release in light of the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team.

"The Mumbai attacks highlighted a failure of intelligence. A similar attack so soon after the last must surely raise questions about the state of Pakistan’s intelligence network.

This attack must have been planned, and President Zardari must summon the head of the ISI to demand a full breakdown of events.

Terrorists must not be allowed to turn Pakistan into a no-go area for foreigners, but ultimately only Pakistan itself can deal with this problem."

Mr Karim was in the lobby of the Taj Mahal hotel when gunmen attacked last November.