Ex-Test cricketer Wasim Akram approaches Pak court

Last Updated: Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 22:02

Lahore: Former Test cricketer Wasim Akram
approached a Pakistani court on Saturday to obtain a "succession
certificate" to gain control of his late wife Huma`s moveable
assets worth millions of rupees.

Akram, currently in India, also filed a declaration
suit to get his wife`s immoveable assets transferred to him as
he is her "sole legal heir" and natural guardian of her two
children.

Huma, 42, died in Chennai, India, in October last year
due to multiple organ failure.

In an application filed through his counsel in a civil
court in Lahore, Akram said that his wife died on October 25,
2009 leaving behind two minor sons, Taimoor and Akbar.

He said his wife had several bank accounts with Rs
715,000 in cash, Rs 195,000 in term deposit certificates and
over 40,000 dollars.

Akram asked the court to issue him a succession
certificate so that he could withdraw these moveable assets.

In the declaration suit, he said that his late wife
owned a plot in a posh locality of Lahore. He requested the court to allow him to get the plot transferred in his name.

The court set May 19 as the date for hearing the
applications and sought objections from the public through
media advertisement.

Sources told that Akram had developed differences
with his in-laws over the treatment of Huma.

"Huma`s father and sisters were not happy over her
treatment in Pakistan and wanted to get her treated abroad
without any delay," said a doctor who had treated Huma.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 22:02

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