Karachi: Former Pakistan Cricket Captain Wasim Akram had a narrow escape on Wednesday when unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle fired at his car while he was coming out of a clinic in Karachi near the National Stadium.
His car came under fire at Karsaz Road near the National Stadium while he escaped unhurt along with his companion. Akram called up police and registered a complaint. Police have reached the spot and is conducting an investigation into the matter. A few days back unidentified gumnmen had attacked PM Nawaz Shariff's convoy although he had escaped unhurt in the matter.
Such situations in Pakistan will surely give a bad vibe to the World at the time when PCB is trying to get back to the mainstream in cricketing circuit. Due to the terror attack on Sri Lankan cricket team earlier, PCB was barred from hosting any other country for any kind of series in Pakistan. After many years when Zimbabwe toured Pakistan for a bilateral series this year, an explosion outside the Gaddafi Stadium had created nerves among the officials and the players.
Wednesday's firing on the 1999 World Cup Captain of Pak team is surely to raise certain questions on the security of the outsiders and even the residents of Pakistan. The Pakistan Cricket Board has not made any official statement on the attack on the Sultan Of Swing, Wasim Akram.