Mohammad Asif robbed at gun point in Lahore

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 21:31

Karachi: Disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif was on Wednesday robbed of his belongings at gunpoint in his hometown Lahore.

Asif, who has faced a tale of woes since 2010 when he and teammates Mohammad Aamir and Salman Butt were found guilty of spot-fixing in England, was robbed by four armed men near the Lahore airport as he returned early morning after dropping a friend.

"They took away around 92,000 rupees in cash, my wallet which had bank cards, my passport and expensive watch," Asif told reporters.

"It was a scary incident for me although I have been through a lot in the last two years and even spent some time in jail," Asif said.

The pacer, who is serving a five year ban for spot-fixing, said he was in his car when four men on motorcycles forced him to stop and pointed guns at his face.

"They were armed and I had no option but to quietly give what they wanted. The incident unnerved me but later I reported the matter to the police station of the area," he said.

Street crimes are common in Pakistan`s biggest city, Karachi but are witnessed on a lesser scale in Lahore.

Asif, who has also served a few months in jail in the United Kingdom for spot-fixing last year, was also banned by the ICC`s Anti-Corruption tribunal in Feb, 2011 for his role in the scandal that broke out during Pakistan`s tour to England in 2010.

PTI




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