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British journalist expelled

QUETTA- Balochistan government has expelled a female British journalist, Kristina Lamb, and her photographer Justin from Balochistan for their alleged involvement in undesirable activities.

She and her photographer were sent in PIA flight to Islamabad, official sources confirmed.

According to sources the official concerned served a notice on Ms Lamb and her photographer Justin asking them to leave Quetta immediately.

After serving notice, authorities deployed police on the hotel where she was staying and later in the morning police took her and photographer into custody and shifted them to a rest house for few hours. Later she was sent to Islamabad.

Kristina Lamb and Mr. Justin who were working for British newspaper Sunday Time had arrived in Quetta’s Serena Hotel on Nov 7 from Karachi. Sources said that the other day she visited Chaman and on her arrival from Chaman she was asked to leave Quetta immediately.

When a government official was contacted, he said that officials in Islamabad had directed that Ms Lamb and her photographer Justin should be asked to leave Quetta immediately.

Kristina Lamb and her photographer Justin also came to Quetta last month and during their stay in the hotel she tried to book a PIA ticket in the name of Osama Bin Laden. However, the booking clerk informed the authorities about it. The government had taken serious notice of her act and asked her to leave the country. She went back to London and a few days later returned to Karachi where she denied that she wanted to obtain a PIA ticket in the name of Osama.

Source: Dawn
Date:11/10/2001