Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram inadvertently provided wrong information about the gunmen that attacked him in Karachi.
“The police is confused either with the wrong car number or other details inadvertently provided by Akram,” said Abid Qaimkhani, the Senior Superintendent of Police, who is leading the investigation. “Akram had given us the car number as AEG 061 and described it as a white colour Honda car (2002 model) but the same car traced out by our RTO as a maroon coloured car belonging to a citizen called Uber Ahmed.
“Perhaps in the heat of the moment, Akram may have noted some wrong alphabet or the digit of the car number plate,” he assumed. “We shall now take the help of the CCTV footage and try to trace the driver.
The Deputy Inspector General of Karachi later said, “We have not reached any conclusion, but surely this is a case of road rage. We are trying to find out exactly what happened and who the culprit was.
“What I can confirm to you is that it was not a major accident and it only came to light because it involved Wasim Akram,” he continued. “There is no damage to Akram’s car – not even the tyre of his car was damaged,” he continued. “It is only some scratch above the right side of his Mercedes.
Although initial reports suggested that the gunmen fired directly at Akram’s vehicle, but it now appears that shots were fired in the air.
Akram helped police with the enquiries for almost two hours and subsequently was unable to fulfil his coaching responsibilities at the National Cricket Stadium to where he had been headed.
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