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Court issues arrest warrants for Wasim Akram

KARACHI: A local court in Karachi has issued arrest warrants for ex-cricketer Wasim Akram for his repeated absence in a ‘road rage’ case he filed back in 2015, ARY News reported.

Akram was driving his vehicle at Karsaz Road on August 5, 2015 when a speeding vehicle hit his car and it turned into a road rage. Then the man riding the other vehicle pulled out his pistol and fired at Akram’s vehicle. But he remained safe.

Wasim Akram lodged a case with the police, and the matter was later referred to the court. However, despite repeated summons to testify in the case, Akram didn’t turn up in any of 31 hearings.

The court today issued arrest warrants for the ex-cricketer.

On the day of incident, the ex-cricketer had immediately called the police helpline and registered the complaint.

Copy of FIR filed by Wasim Akram after the incident.
Copy of FIR filed by Wasim Akram after the incident.

He maintained that the incident had nothing to with security issue. He said such incidents can occur anywhere, even in the developed countries. Referring to people who confronted with him, he regretted that “our people lack patience.”

He was heading to the National Stadium to take part in the camp set up by the Pakistan Cricket Board, when the unfortunate incident took place.



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