PTV withdraws Rs100m compensation claim against Shoaib Akhtar
The Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) has withdrawn its claim for compensation from the Lahore civil court registered against former cricket and speedster Shoaib Akhtar.
According to PTV's lawyers, reconciliation with Akhtar has been reached.
Earlier, PTV had sent Akhtar a recovery notice asking him to pay Rs100 million in damages and reimburse a three-month salary worth Rs3,333,000 for violating the terms of his contract.
During the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men's T20 World Cup tournament, Akhtar had a heated argument with PTV Sports host Dr Nauman Niaz on live television, where the latter had misbehaved with the national star.
Following the discussion, Rawalpindi Express had given up the live show. While the public supported the former quickie.
Though PTV had sent him a recovery notice asking him to pay Rs100 million in damages and reimburse a three-month salary worth Rs 3,333,000 for violating the terms of his contract.
However, before the end of the month-long mega event agreement had been reached between Akhtar and Niaz, after a meeting at the residence of the Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry.