Wasim Akram’s car fired upon in traffic incident
KARACHI: Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram escaped unhurt when bullets fired near his car grazed the vehicle following a traffic accident on Wednesday.
“A car crashed into my vehicle and when I asked him [the driver] to pull over, he stepped out and opened fire. His appearance resembled that of an official,” Akram told local media.
Akram's manager also confirmed that a car had intercepted the former captain's Mercedes.
“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,” Arsalan Haider, Akram's manager told ESPNCricinfo.
“It was a minor accident, I asked the driver of the car to stop but he accelerated at which I got a bit frustrated and chased that car,” said Akram while addressing a press conference later at the National Stadium.
“The driver of that car hit my car and blocked my way. A person stepped out from the back seat holding a gun and pointed it at me.
“Meanwhile, the traffic had stopped and someone from the crowd recognised me, after which the person fired at the tyre of my vehicle and left the scene in haste,” narrated Akram.
Akram said road rage was normal, but added that settling disputes with weapons was uncalled for. “I have shared all details with the police and am confident they will apprehend the culprit.”
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