Wasim Akram's arrest warrant issued

Published: January 10, 2017
Wasim Akram finds himself in trouble with the law. PHOTO COURTESY: CRICINFO

Wasim Akram finds himself in trouble with the law. PHOTO COURTESY: CRICINFO

A bailable arrest warrant against cricket legend Wasim Akram was issued by a local court on Tuesday for not showing up to record his statement against a case he himself had filed almost two years ago.

The 50-year-old Akram has missed 31 court hearings of the said case, leading Judicial Magistrate-East to once again issue a new hearing date — January 17 — but not before ordering the law enforcement authorities to present the complainant to the court as well.

On August 5, 2015, Akram had registered FIR No 218/15 at the Bahadurabad Police Station against three unidentified men in a case of road rage shooting.

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The former cricketer had alleged that he had been shot at on Karachi’s Karsaz Road while he was on his way to attend a bowling camp at the National Stadium.

The shot was fired after Akram had chased a car that had hit his automobile in a routine accident and fled away.

Later, the owner of the car was identified as a certain Major (retd) Amirul Rehman, whose personal guard is believed to have fired at Akram.

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An apology was tendered to the former cricketer, who accepted it but not without demanding the driving and arms license of Major (r) Amir to be revoked immediately.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Shuaib
    Jan 10, 2017 - 7:55PM

    How disrespectful of Wasim Akram.Recommend

  • Voiceless Pakistani
    Jan 10, 2017 - 8:57PM

    Some legend whose dubious role in

    Pakistan’s defeat in 1999

    World Cup we haven’t


  • Jamal
    Jan 10, 2017 - 11:34PM

    Wasn’t that case ended with a written apology from the other party? Why dragging Wasim to court now?Recommend

    Jan 11, 2017 - 10:53AM

    “Wasim already forgave the person who shot fired his car, The case was amicably resolved. Famous person not attended hearings ??? What about his charge ??Recommend

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