Shoaib Akhtar rams car into PM Secretariat, escapes unhurt

Published: February 26, 2012
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ISLAMABAD: Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar rammed his car in one of the barricades placed in front of the PM Secretariat in Islamabad late on Saturday night. The cricketer remained unhurt.

Sources told Express News that Akhtar was heading towards his house from a five-star hotel when, after reaching the PM Secretariat, he lost control of his speeding car and slammed into a barricade.

The front portion of the car was badly damaged, however, Akhtar escaped the accident with no injuries.

Police did not register any case of the incident and allowed the former cricketer to return home.

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Reader Comments (32)

  • Feb 26, 2012 - 1:11PM

    Drunk? High? Sick? Crazy?

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  • Omer
    Feb 26, 2012 - 1:17PM

    Case of drunken driving maybe ?

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  • Feb 26, 2012 - 1:28PM

    Of course a bad car crash can’t injure Akhtar. Only playing regular cricket can!

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  • Pakistani
    Feb 26, 2012 - 1:31PM

    He hit his car on the road? So what? He’s probably done it lots of times before.

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  • Akbar
    Feb 26, 2012 - 1:57PM

    Why let him go?Recommend

  • Salahuddin
    Feb 26, 2012 - 2:15PM

    Can happen to anyone :) Be safe Rwp express.

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  • Hadi Ansari
    Feb 26, 2012 - 2:27PM

    How come police did not register a charge against a car crash driver?Recommend

  • mo baba
    Feb 26, 2012 - 2:29PM

    Thank God he is unhurt or anyone else-Recommend

  • sick of this nonsense
    Feb 26, 2012 - 2:34PM

    instead of dissing shoaib akhtar lets thank God he is ok and not injured.

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  • Mard-e-Haq
    Feb 26, 2012 - 3:14PM

    Thankfully, it was not a suicide bomber.Recommend

  • Truth_Prevails
    Feb 26, 2012 - 3:24PM

    Speed Akhtar!Recommend

  • Talha
    Feb 26, 2012 - 4:17PM

    I am glad Shoaib the great man is OK.

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  • usman
    Feb 26, 2012 - 4:18PM

    Thanks God he is safe. He is pride of Pak .No fault of Shoaib. barricades and speed breakers are made without any proper indication. In past so many people lost their lives and injured by these ill planned and inappropriate barricades.

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  • awais
    Feb 26, 2012 - 4:27PM

    barricades are placed in middle of roads at the most worst locations. They should atleast put some reflecting tapes of lights on them

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  • Mirza
    Feb 26, 2012 - 5:04PM

    This drinking and speeding case must be somebody else’s fault. How about the govt responsible for that? The main culprit must be innocent especially if he is rich and famous.

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  • Feb 26, 2012 - 5:17PM

    Shoaib Akhtars next book will explain what really Happened…

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  • Jap
    Feb 27, 2012 - 2:00AM

    Police did not register any case of the incident and allowed the former cricketer to return home.

    Why not? Will we also be treated the in the same way if we slam into one of these barricades? Or is this right reserved only for the rich and famous? No mention of the fact that he might or might not be drunk, but we know better.

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  • maz3tt
    Feb 27, 2012 - 10:17AM

    i must say that in Pakistan you can give benefit of doubt to Shoaib Akhtar as there might be no street light over it so it do become very hard to spot a speed breaker or some obstacle at night until you are over it. And secondly at night normal human being are not at their best so if something is there it will become very hard to avoid it.

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  • Super Star
    Feb 27, 2012 - 10:26AM

    Even he doesnt like Gilani i guess!

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  • Obaid
    Feb 27, 2012 - 6:53PM

    Thank to Allah he saved Shoaib Akhtar

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  • Obaid
    Feb 27, 2012 - 6:55PM

    Thanks to Al mighty Allah he saved Shaoib Akhtar

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  • Obaid
    Feb 27, 2012 - 7:03PM

    Its very easy to alleged him as he was drunk, crazy etc, without knowing what happen behind it. As a Pakistani we have developed a culture in ourselves to pass negative comments to any others. If you are in such situation and you suffered then others comments negatively on you then what happen with you… May Allah guide you for right path..

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  • Obaid
    Feb 27, 2012 - 7:07PM

    Without knowing what happened, do not alleged or blame to anybody. For God sake change your thinking..

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  • smj
    Feb 27, 2012 - 9:20PM

    How come the baricade didn’t see Shoaib’s car?

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  • Giri
    Feb 28, 2012 - 12:41AM

    He drives crazy with his antics:-)

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  • Qasim
    Feb 28, 2012 - 4:07AM

    I also had a similar accident, and I wasn’t drunk or high, just overspeeding before I lost control and hit a lamp-post, which collapsed on another car, damaging its roof. My car was totally destroyed, but I too escaped unhurt. Me and the guy in the other car (on which the lamp post fell) sorted out the matter in the police station and there was no case registered against me either, and I am not rich or famous like Shoaib. Glad to hear he’s fine.

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  • DevilHunterX
    Feb 28, 2012 - 10:07AM

    @Qasim:
    You should be arrested and locked in the public interest.

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  • zaid hamid
    Feb 28, 2012 - 4:23PM

    poor guy he had decided to overtake his fastest ball

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  • khan
    Mar 5, 2012 - 1:09AM

    shame on all of you who are accusing him of drunk driving or being on something. my brother had an accident and rammed his car in the same place… it can happen to anyone. alhamdullillah my brother and akthar who should be celebrated as a hero of pakistan are fine

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  • adnan
    Mar 6, 2012 - 12:38AM

    those who accuse shoaib of drinking without any proof must be punished by Allah because our religion has strict punishment for false accusations.Recommend

  • DevilHunterX
    Mar 6, 2012 - 5:11PM

    @adnan:
    Really? REALLY!?

    Intikhab Alam was a member of the doping panel and had this to say on Shoaib Akhtar:
    “He [Shoaib] drinks alcohol, has an active sex life and he’s been part of anti-doping awareness programmes. Shoaib has been around for the last ten years and the written statement that his spokesman gave about him taking dietary supplements and not consulting a doctor, shows he was negligent.”
    http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/content/story/266665.html

    And also:

    The PCB has withdrawn Shoaib Akhtar from the 15-man squad for World Twenty20, saying – in an unusually revealing statement – that he had been diagnosed with genital viral warts.
    http://www.espncricinfo.com/wt202009/content/story/405415.html

    Shoaib admits it:
    http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/content/story/413417.html

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  • Imran Asghar
    Mar 16, 2012 - 10:07PM

    Thanks to Almighty Allah , Shoaib is safe and sound…I wish him lots of Happiness and joy in life…

    Regards
    Imran Asghar
    (B.E Tex)

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