Wasim Akram safe after firing attack on car

Pakistani former cricket captain Wasim Akram (C) gives his statement to a police officer at the National Cricket Stadium in Karachi on August 5, 2015, after a gunman opened fire on his car in the southern port city. Pakistani cricket legend Wasim Akram escaped unhurt when a gunman opened fire at his car in Karachi on August 5 after a traffic collision, the player said. Akram, one of the best left-arm fast bowlers ever to play the game, was on his way to coach at a training camp at the city's National Stadium when the incident happened. AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

KARACHI, Aug 5:  Cricket legend Wasim Akram’s car was shot at on Karsaz Road in Karachi on his way to the National Stadium, Bowling Camp.
Reportedly, unknown person(s) bumped their vehicle into Wasim Akram’s car and opened fire after verbal brawl. Akram was unhurt after the firing attack and he noted the offending vehicle number and gave it to the police. The police say that the attacker was possibly under influence.
“This is a road rage incident and can happen in any country”, said the former Test cricketer.
According to details, Wasim Akram was on his way to the National Stadium when the incident took place at the Karsaz road. The firing hit Akram’s car’s tyre.
Akram said that the attacker did not attempt to snatch mobile phone or wallet, adding that he has handed the number of the vehicle to the police.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) East told that Wasim Akram himself called and informed the police about the attack, adding that the attacker was under drug influence.
SSP East said that the car that hit Akram’s is registered under this number: AEG 061 and the vehicle is 2002 model Honda Civic. He told that the vehicle is registered in the name of one Uzair Ahmad.
The case of the incident has been registered in New Town Police Station. Wasim Akram also met DIG East Munir Sheikh. The DIG assured him that the incident will be properly investigated and that Akram will be provided with full security.
Talking on the incident, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan condemned the attack while Shahid Afridi prayed for Wasim Akram.
Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad has also taken notice of the incident.


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