Karachi: Salman Butt’s wife, Gul on Tuesday gave birth to baby boy in Lahore, on a day when the former Pakistan skipper was found guilty of spot-fixing by a London court.

Asif, Butt found guilty in spot-fixing

Butt’s father, Zulfiqar Butt confirmed that his daughter-in-law had given birth to a second son on Tuesday.

“It is a mixed day for us. We are sad and shocked (at the verdict handed out to Butt), but we are also happy at the birth of the son,” Zulfiqar said.

Butt and pacer Mohammad Asif were found guilty in the spot-fixing scam by a jury at the Southwark Crown Court.

However, Butt’s father insisted that his son had no role to play in the scandal. “My son is innocent of these charges and we will fight to the end,” Zulfiqar said.

Butt is in London for the trial since last month but family sources said he had been constantly in touch with his wife. “It is a tragedy that he (Butt) became father of a second son today and he is now facing sentence,” Zulfiqar added.

(Agencies)