Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry mediated between the host of state TV show Noman Niaz and former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar. Fawad Chaudhry played an important role in reconciling the bitter words between Shaab Akhtar and Noman Niaz on the state TV channel. In the meeting, Noman Niaz said that what happened on the screen, I apologize to Shoaib Akhtar, what happened on the screen is not. It should have happened, I’m sorry. He added that we have 30 years of friendship that should not end.
Noman Niaz apologized to Shoaib Akhtar
Earlier, state television host Dr. Noman Niaz had apologized to former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar for his harsh words in a live program. Dr. Noman Niaz in his statement said that the reaction to what happened to me on air in the program was legitimate and I have no right to do all this on-air, it was my fault. This was not expected from you, you made a mistake, at that time Shoaib Akhtar was the star and I was the only host. I should have handled the matter. Recently, state TV had sent a notice to former Test cricketer Shoaib Akhtar for Rs 100 million in damages. Suffered a loss.
The notice also said that your absence has damaged the state-run TV and for that, you have to pay Rs 100 million. According to the contract of state TV, Shoaib Akhtar will pay 3 months salary in case of resignation and another Could not participate in a PTV program. On the other hand, Shoaib Akhtar while accepting the apology of Dr. Noman Niaz, the host who insulted him during the live program on state TV, said that he has forgiven Dr. Noman Niaz for the honor of the nation and institutions.
It should be noted that after the match between Pakistan and New Zealand in T20 World Cup, Dr. Noman Niaz had shown rudeness with Shoaib Akhtar in the sports program and asked him to leave the show. In response, Shoaib Akhtar showed restraint. Instead of reacting, he announced his resignation from the channel in a live show and left the program.