KARACHI: Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram remained unhurt following an attack on his car near National Stadium in Karachi on Wednesday.
Akram’s car met with an accident on Karsaz Road near National Stadium. Following a row with the driver of the car, a 2002 Honda Civic, the private guard sitting with the driver fired at Akram’s car. Before police could arrive at the scene, the drive and his guards managed to flee. However, there were no casualties reported during the incident.
After the incident, Akram called the police helpline 15 and registered the complaint.
The police are currently searching for the car and its owner.
Speaking to Express News, a visibly shaken Akram said, “A car hit mine, I stopped him and then his guy stepped out and fired at my car,” he told Express News.
“He was definitely an official, I have noted down the vehicle’s number and given it to the police.”
Denying receiving any threat, Akram said he was on his way to the National Stadium, where he is conducting a training camp for fast bowlers.
Speaking to media, DIG East Police ruled out the possibility of targeted attack saying “it is a classic case of road rage.”
Meanwhile, an FIR No 218/15 was registered at Bahadurabad police station against three unidentified people on behalf of Akram.