The police warden dropped charges of traffic violation and now he wants the talented batsman to perform well for the national team in the upcoming World Cup. (JPN/Agencies)
Traffic warden Muhammad Zeeshan had filed a complaint against Umar for abusing and misbehaving with him during an incident in Lahore last month.
"I have forgiven him as he is our national hero and I wanted him to go to Bangladesh with peace of mind. But I have told him he must perform well for Pakistan now," Zeeshan said.
The police slapped several charges against Umar after the incident and filed a case against him in a Magistrate Court, which gave bail to the player but had summoned him for the hearing on Friday.
Umar and his family including elder brother Kamran earlier claimed that he was innocent and was being harassed by the police.
The incident took place in Gulberg area when Umar was going to a university for a function. When the traffic warden stopped him for violating a traffic signal, Umar allegedly misbehaved with Zeeshan.
Umar was later arrested and put in jail for a day.
Zeeshan said that he has asked Umar to be careful while driving in future and he would be charged if he committed a traffic violation again.
After Zeeshan forgave Umar, the Magistrate Court dismissed the case against the cricketer on Friday.
“Akmal’s father apologised to me out of the court and after his assurances I asked the court to end the case,” Zeeshan said.
The police warden dropped charges of traffic violation and now he wants the talented batsman to perform well for the national team in the upcoming World Cup.