Akram survives attempted shooting

Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram is safe after being involved in a road-rage shooting incident in Karachi.

He was on his way to the National Stadium for a fast-bowling camp when the attack occurred.

Wasim Akram (centre) relating shooting incident to officials.
Wasim Akram (centre) relating shooting incident to officials.

Akram told Express News, a Pakistan television channel, that was he was “in shock” and that he had noted the car number and given it to the police.

“Wasim was driving himself, and the car next to him tried to jam his car to one side and opened fire. He did not get hit, he is now at the National Stadium, dealing with police formalities,” Arsalan Hyder, Akram’s manager, told ESPNcricinfo.

Deputy Inspector General of Karachi East, Munir Sheikh, said it was a case of road rage. “According to preliminary investigation, the incident appears to be a case of road rage. But we cannot say clearly what the motive behind the attack on Wasim Akram was,” Sheikh told reporters outside the National Stadium. “We have identified the car from CCTV footage and will have the suspect in custody in a couple of hours.”

Source: (cricinfo)

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