By Raza Ruman
PTV director host Dr Nauman Niaz has tendered an “unconditional apology” for his misconduct with Shoaib Akhtar but interestingly he did not do so on PTV but on the shoe of a Vlogar — what a shame that he did not find the guts to appear on the state run TV and apologize.
Notorious Niaz chose anti-PTI anchor Rauf Kalasra to give interview and come up with more allegations against Shoaib.
Niwz and Shoiab were part of a panel for PTV Sports programme “Game On Hai” on Oct 27 along with guests the likes of West Indies batting legend Sir Vivian Richards, former England captain David Gower, former Pakistan women’s captain Sana Mir and former fast bowler Umar Gul. The panel was discussing the Pakistan-New Zealand T20 World Cup match which Pakistan won by five wickets.
During a discussion on the Pakistan squad, Akhtar had credited the Pakistan Super League’s Lahore Qalandars franchise for discovering Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf.
Niaz had said to Akhtar: “You are being a little rude so I don’t want to say this but if you’re being over-smart then you can go. I am saying this on air.”
After his comments the video clip went viral bringing heap of curse and condemnation for Niaz. The people commented that Niaz’s thick skin is saved only because his father is a retired Lt.Gen.
Niaz although apologized but came up with more allegations against Shoaib. “Shoaib Akhtar violated the contract with the PTV. On Oct 17, Shoaib was supposed to take part in the transmission, but he left for Dubai and participated in a show there with Harbhajan Singh. He then committed to come back for the PTV transmission a couple of days later but didn’t turn up.”
This shameful character needs to apologize from Shoiab and the nation on PTV if he is really sorry for his act. PAK DESTINY