Pakistan cricket team skipper Babar Azam has landed in big trouble after the Lahore court has ordered an investigation against him on charges of sexual exploitation. The complainant, Hamiza Mukhtar from Lahore has alleged that the cricketer had sexually exploited her, forced her to have an abortion and made false promises of marriage. The petitioner annexed her medical documents as evidence.
The additional sessions judge, Noman Muhammad Naeem, after hearing arguments of the lawyers of both sides, directed the SHO of Naseerabad police station to immediately register the FIR against Babar.
The judge remarked that the allegations were disturbing and serious to warrant a full investigation. Hamiza later confirmed that the FIR has been lodged at the Naseerabad police station.
Women Lodges FIR Against Babar Azam
The woman alleged that when she tried to register an FIR against the cricketer at the Naseerabad Police Station, Babar forced her to withdraw the application on marriage re-assurance. Babar, who missed the entire series in New Zealand due to a thumb fracture, is presently preparing for the home Test and T20 series against South Africa.
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Babar Azam was recently announced the skipper of all formats for the team. Along with the likes of Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson and Joe Root, Babar is a part of the Fab 5 of this generation.
From initially starting as a short-format batsman, Babar Azam has transformed his game into the longer format of the game and has been one of the prolific scorers in recent times. He recently won the PSL title with Karachi Kings scoring a half-century in the final.
In 29 Tests, 77 ODIs and 44 T20Is, the 26-year-old has racked up 2045, 3580 and 1681 runs respectively. He has 17 tons and 47 half-centuries to show for his efforts.