Shoaib Akhtar Stands Firm On His Words, Ready To Fight Legal Battle Against Taffazul Rizvi
Shoaib Akhtar clarified his comments.
Former Pakistan cricket team’s fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar, has clarified his comments after the Pakistan Bar Council took a strong exception over his ‘defamatory statements’ against Taffazul Rizvi.
in a YouTube video, Shoaib Akhtar had raised questions over the performance of Pakistan Cricket Board’s legal counsel, Taffazul Rizvi. He had also called Mr. Rizvi incompetent.
Following his comments, Taffazul Rizvi filed a Rs10 million defamation lawsuit against Shoaib Akhtar.
Advocate Yawar Zulfiqar sent a legal notice of Rs. 4.5 crore. Shoaib Akhtar insulted lawyers and make an apology in 14 days and if not then we will file a case in court.@shoaib100mph #Lawyers pic.twitter.com/e2coOYzgKH
— Anas Saeed (@anussaeed1) April 30, 2020
In response, Shoaib Akhtar decided to fight the defamation lawsuit in court.
I've received a notice from Tafazzul Rizvi which is based on lies & fabrications. I've engaged Mr @SalmanKNiazi1 as my lawyer to send befitting legal reply on my behalf to said notice. I stand by my words regarding incompetence & unsatisfactory performance of Mr. Rizvi.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) May 1, 2020
Condemning Akhtar’s comments regarding Rizvi, The Pakistan Bar Council issued a statement in favor of PCB’s legal counsel.
Pakistan Bar Council apex regularity body of lawyers has taken strong exception over 'defamatory statements' of ex-cricketer Shoaib Akhtar against Taffazul Rizvi advocate, who is Pakistan Cricket Board (PBC) counsel. @shoaib100mph pic.twitter.com/mVzcBJYPrw
— Hasnaat Malik (@HasnaatMalik) April 29, 2020
Shoaib Akhtar Clarifies His Comments:
In a video message, the world’s fastest bowler clarified his comments and stated that he just talked about “one particular lawyer and not the whole fraternity.”
Akhtar said that the lawyer’s community has a big role In Pakistan. He also recalled his statements in support of the lawyers’ movement in 2008.
Acknowledging the lawyers’ role in the country, Shoaib Akhtar said that this noble profession has given our society great heroes like Quaid-E-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
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