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  • Per attorneys of PTV, reconciliation has been reached with Akhtar.
  • PTV despatched him a restoration discover asking him to pay Rs100 million in damages and reimburse three months’ wage.
  • In October, Akhtar and Niaz had been embroiled in a spat through the PTV Sports activities present “Game on Hai”.

LAHORE: The state-owned channel PTV withdrew its compensation declare from the civil courtroom of Lahore registered towards former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar.

Throughout the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup collection, Akhtar had a heated argument with PTV Sports activities anchor Dr Nauman Niaz on dwell TV, the place the latter had misbehaved with the nationwide star.

Following the argument, Akhtar had resigned from the dwell present. Whereas the general public supported the Rawalpindi Specific, the state-owned channel had despatched him a restoration discover asking him to pay Rs100 million in damages and reimburse three months’ wage value Rs3,333,000 for violating clauses of their contract.

Nevertheless, earlier than the tip of the month-long cricket collection, a truce had been reached between Akhtar and Niaz, after a gathering on the residence of Minister for Data and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry.

Per attorneys of PTV, reconciliation has been reached with Akhtar.

What had occurred?

It needs to be recalled that in October, Akhtar and Niaz had been embroiled in a spat through the PTV Sports activities present “Game on Hai”.

The 2 had been discussing Pakistan’s victory over New Zealand when tensions between Niaz, the host of the present, and Shoaib Akhtar, one of many many adorned panellists on the present, escalated.

As Shoaib Akhtar was going by way of some cricket trivia — throughout which he credited the Pakistan Tremendous League’s Lahore Qalandars staff for locating Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf — Niaz appeared to take offence and snapped again at Shoaib.

“You’re being a little rude and I don’t want to say this: but if you’re being over smart, you can go. I am saying this on-air,” Niaz instructed a dumbstruck Shoaib, chopping him quick and shifting to the subsequent visitor for his or her remark.

It wasn’t clear what rubbed Niaz the improper approach, and it appeared Shoaib himself was caught off guard.

As tensions rose, the present went off-air for a business break. After it resumed, the dialogue revolved round cricket as soon as once more however Shoaib Akhtar was visibly disturbed.

Just a few moments later, he unclipped his mic and walked off the present, saying his resignation through the dwell transmission.

“A lot of apologies guys, a lot of apologies. I am resigning from PTV. The way I have been treated on national TV, I don’t think I should be sitting here right now. So, I am resigning. Thank you very much,” he stated and left.

Fawad Chaudhry resolves concern

Nevertheless, earlier this month, a gathering was organized between Akhtar and Dr Niaz on the residence of Fawad Chaudhry throughout which variations between the 2 sides had been settled.

Apologising to Akhtar, Dr Niaz had admitted that what had transpired on the dwell present shouldn’t have occurred. He had stated that their 30-year-old friendship shouldn’t finish.

Senior Geo Information anchor and political analyst Saleem Safi had taken Akhtar to Chaudhry’s house, whereas Dr Niaz had been known as over to the residence by the data minister himself.

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