Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Legal Advisor Taffazul Rizvi has filed a Rs100 million defamation suit against former pacer Shoaib Akhtar, who called him a skillful person and making false allegations against him.
Taffazul Rizvi decided to file defamation after Shoaib Akhtar on his youtube channel criticized him badly. He wants Akhtar to retract from his statements, in the same manner, he made in the first place and make an unconditional apology that he misstated.
“Pay Rs.10 crore for defaming me and leveling false allegations against me, which will be donated to the Medical center of Lahore High Court Bar Association,” he said.
“Shoaib Akhtar remarks have affected by goodwill and have said false things about me on social media. His remarks were heard all over so I decided to send a legal notice,” he added.
Taffazul also warned Akhtar to stop making such comments in the future against him.
On the other hand, PCB has also shown disappointment with the way Akhtar he chose words against PCB’s legal advisor and department.
“The language used by Shoaib Akhtar is highly inappropriate and derogatory and cannot be ignored in any civilized society,” PCB responds.
“PCB’s legal adviser Tafazul Rizvi has filed a defamation suit against Shoaib Akhtar in his personal capacity and has started a criminal case while the PCB also reserves its right in this regard.”
Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) has also strongly condemned Shoaib Akhtar’s statement and issued a press release.
“The Pakistan Bar Council takes strong to yesterday’s defamatory statement of ex-cricketer Shoaib Akhtar made public against a senior member of the bar Mr. Taffazul Rizvi, who is an eminent member and is known for being impeccable integrity,” Abid Saqi, Vice-Chairman PBC said.
“Shoaib has falsely and without foundation has raised accusations against Mr. Rizvi while he has been performing his professional duties as a duly Advocate for the PCB,” he added.
“It seems that Akhtar lacks the capacity and competency to understand that an advocate handles cases on the instructions of clients and not on his own record,” he maintained.