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Wasim Akram survives gun attack in Karachi

WT24 Desk
Former captain of Pakistan cricket team Wasim Akram escaped an assassination attempt when unidentified assailants opened fire at his car on Shah Faisal road near Karsaaz in Karachi on Wednesday, reports Daily Pakistan.
According to details the cricketer came under attack while going to National Cricket Stadium where he was holding a training camp for fast bowlers. Akram remained safe in the accident.
‘A car hit my vehicle from the rear and a person sitting in the other car fired a shot at me’, the fast bowler told while speaking to a private news channel. He further alleged that it appeared to be a government official who attacked him and that he has given the registration plate number to police.
The cricketer has been shifted to safe place, said police officials.
Akram’s manager Arsalan Haider told ESPNcricinfo,’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.’
Wasim Akram has been leading a 13 day camp at National Cricket Stadium in Karachi to train young fast bowlers.

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