Kamran Akmal and Zulqarnain Haider in a legal brawl. —File photo
Kamran Akmal and Zulqarnain Haider in a legal brawl. —File photo

KARACHI: Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider, who returned home after a self-imposed exile, finds himself in the middles of a Rs.100-million lawsuit.

Haider has been served a Rs.100mn defamation suit by the father-in-law of Kamran Akmal, for defamation charges.

The runaway keeper had reportedly alleged that Kamran’s father-in-law was involved in match-fixing and that the Pakistan Cricket Board should investigate the matter.

Haider said this during a television show on private channel, a day after returned from England following a five-month exile.

“My client is a well reputed businessman and he will not tolerate such allegations,” said Badruzzaman, the lawyer for Akmal’s kin.

Haider now has to either produce evidence to back his allegations or make a public apology or face legal action,” he said.

Earlier, Akmal expressed disappointment over Haider’s claims.

“I always treated Zulqarnain as my younger brother. But I am really disappointed over his statement against my father-in-law.” —PPI