KARACHI: Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s authorized counsel has accused Lahore-based Hamiza Mukhtar of blackmailing and demanding Rs 10 million to withdraw her allegations of sexual exploitation, fraud and harassment towards the highest cricketer.
At a listening to of the periods courtroom in Lahore on Wednesday, the authorized counsel mentioned that Hamiza resorted to delaying techniques to extend the trial in order that she “may blackmail and harass” Babar, who’s presently in New Zealand with the nationwide crew.
Hamiza has alleged in a petition filed with the courtroom that Babar had a relationship together with her and promised marriage earlier than sexually exploiting and utilizing her cash.
The authorized counsel for the Pakistan captain, nonetheless, mentioned the lady had first demanded Rs 10 million to drop her case after which decreased her demand to Rs 2 million, however he insisted his shopper would “not pay a single paisa” as “all her allegations had been baseless”.
“She is attempting to defame and harass my shopper realizing he’s a well-known persona,” he informed the courtroom.
He additionally requested the periods courtroom choose to summon Hamiza’s lawyer and direct him to conclude his arguments within the case.
The courtroom later adjourned its listening to and issued directives that the lawyer for Hamiza seem and browse out his arguments.