Wasim Akram un­hurt af­ter at­tack in Karachi

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

KARACHI: Cricket leg­end Wasim Akram's car was shot at on Karsaz Road in Karachi on his way to the Na­tional Sta­dium, Bowl­ing Camp. Re­port­edly, un­known per­son(s) bumped their ve­hi­cle into Wasim Akram's car and opened fire af­ter ver­bal brawl. Akram was un­hurt af­ter the fir­ing at­tack and he noted the of­fend­ing ve­hi­cle num­ber and gave it to the po­lice. The po­lice say that the at­tacker was pos­si­bly un­der in­flu­ence. "This is a road rage in­ci­dent and can hap­pen in any coun­try", said the for­mer Test crick­eter.

Ac­cord­ing to de­tails, Wasim Akram was on his way to the Na­tional Sta­dium when the in­ci­dent took place at the Karsaz road. The fir­ing hit Akram's car's tyre. Akram said that the at­tacker did not at­tempt to snatch mo­bile phone or wal­let, adding that he has handed the num­ber of the ve­hi­cle to the po­lice. Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice (SSP) East told that Wasim Akram him­self called and in­formed the po­lice about the at­tack, adding that the at­tacker was un­der drug in­flu­ence.

SSP East said that the car that hit Akram's is reg­is­tered un­der this num­ber: AEG 061 and the ve­hi­cle is 2002 model Honda Civic. He told that the ve­hi­cle is reg­is­tered in the name of one Uzair Ah­mad. The case of the in­ci­dent has been reg­is­tered in New Town Po­lice Sta­tion. Wasim Akram also met DIG East Mu­nir Sheikh. The DIG as­sured him that the in­ci­dent will be prop­erly in­ves­ti­gated and that Akram will be pro­vided with full se­cu­rity. Talk­ing on the in­ci­dent, Pak­istan Tehreek-e-In­saf (PTI) chair­man Im­ran Khan con­demned the at­tack while Shahid Afridi prayed for Wasim Akram. Gover­nor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad has also taken no­tice of the in­ci­dent.

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