Not a targeted attack on Waseem Akram; police

KARACHI: An unidentified man opened fire on Pakistan legendry fast bowler Waseem Akram’s car after a verbal brawl, when the man rammed his vehicle into Waseem’s car near National Stadium, here on Wednesday. However, Wasim remained unhurt.

As per details, the incident occurred near Karsaaz area, when the former legendary cricketer was on the way to the National Stadium to attend a training camp for fast bowlers.

While taking to newsmen at National Stadium, Waseem said that an unknown person rammed his car into his vehicle and opened fire after exchange of hot words.

Akram ruled out the possibility of a preplanned targeted attack on him.

“This incident has nothing to do with law and order issue of the country,” he said adding that incidents like this take place all over the world including in the developed countries.

While commenting on the reaction of the person, who opened fire after exchange of harsh words he said, “unfortunately our people lack tolerance.”

DIG East also ruled out the possibility of targeted attack and termed the incident as “road rage”

“I have noted the vehicle number of the assailant, and have given it to the police,” Waseem said.

According to the website of Excise Department, the vehicle No-AEG-061 has been registered in 2002 in the name of Uzair Ahmed.

On the other hand, tracing the vehicle No-AEG-061, city police conducted raids in two houses in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Phase No-8, where they found a parked vehicle having the same number plate that was given by Waseem Akram.

Police said that the vehicle had been parked in the house for long time. Either Waseem Akram has made mistake in noting number at the time of the incident, or the assailant had fake number plate, police said.

However, they said that raids were being conducted in different areas to arrest the man involved in the incident.

Source: Business Recorder