PTV withdraws case against Shoaib Akhtar


Pakistan Television (PTV) on Thursday pulled out an argument against previous quick bowler Shoaib Akhtar in which it had requested that he pay Rs100 million in harms and repay three months’ compensation for abusing conditions of their agreement.

A legal counselor for PTV told a common court in Lahore that the two gatherings had accommodated their disparities. He said the PTV didn’t wish to seek after the case further. The court in this way discarded the suit.

Akhtar was sent a recuperation notice by the telecaster on November 8 after he quit and strolled off a PTV Sports show in the wake of being “offended” on air by anchor Dr Nauman Niaz — who heads the PTV’s games division.

The two were important for a board for PTV Sports program “Game On Hai” on October 25 alongside visitors, for example, West Indies batting legend Sir Vivian Richards, previous England chief David Gower, previous Pakistan ladies’ skipper Sana Mir and previous quick bowler Umar Gul. The board was examining the Pakistan-New Zealand T20 World Cup match which Pakistan won by five wickets.

During a conversation on the Pakistan crew, Akhtar credited the Pakistan Super League’s Lahore Qalandars establishment for finding Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf.

Niaz disagreed with Akhtar’s remarks and said: “You are being somewhat impolite so I would rather not say this yet assuming you’re being over-savvy then you can go. I’m saying this on air.”

When the show continued after a break, Akhtar apologized to the visitors on the board and reported his abdication from PTV, saying that he was unable to proceed with the program due to “how I was treated on public TV”.

The PTV likewise dispatched an investigation into the disagreement and took Dr Niaz and Akhtar behind closed doors until culmination of the test.

Days after the fact, the telecaster sent a notification to Akhtar where it expressed that it had been satisfying its side of the responsibilities settled on in a concurrence with the previous cricketer in January 2019. Be that as it may, Akhtar’s “lead towards true necessities as indicated by the limiting provisions of alluded arrangement has not exclusively been seen as easygoing, yet a complete infringement of the understanding,” the notification had expressed.

Alluding to the previous cricketer’s acquiescence following the live disagreement with Niaz, PTV said Akhtar had abused the conditions of the arrangement by not presenting a composed notification three months earlier. The move had likewise caused “tremendous monetary misfortunes to PTV”, it added.

At that point, Akhtar had said he was “completely disillusioned” by the notification and had pledged to proceed with the legitimate battle.

On November 5, Niaz offered an “unlimited expression of remorse” for his direct with Akhtar during a tell-all meeting with writer Rauf Klasra.

The pair at long last accommodated on November 13 after Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry intervened between them. The pastor had welcomed Akhtar and Niaz to his home and aided the pair settle their disparities.

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