Haris Azmat, the lawyer for national team captain Babar Azam, told a local court in Lahore that Babar Azam was under severe pressure due to serious allegations, including sexual relations with a woman, and that the Indian media was handling the case in the morning and evening.
The Sessions Court on Monday heard a petition seeking registration of a case against national cricketer Babar Azam, in which the lawyers of plaintiff Hamiza Mukhtar sought a respite from the court to submit documents.
The woman’s lawyer said that the woman’s medical reports have to be taken from the hospital as the entire case depends on the medical reports.
On this occasion, Babar Azam’s lawyer Barrister Haris Azmat requested to reject the petition.
He said that Babar Azam is a player of the national team and he is a national hero and the woman is filing petitions to blackmail him.
Babar Azam’s lawyer said that in 2016, the woman started blackmailing him, which was investigated by the police in which Babar Azam was acquitted and the police officers filed a petition ordering him not to register a case.
Cricketer’s lawyer Haris Azmat claimed that the woman had apologized to Babar Azam and asked for reconciliation but now he has started blackmailing him again.
He said that this case of Babar Azam is being run by Indian media in the morning and evening and maybe the woman targeted Babar Azam again at the request of someone.
Barrister Harris Azmat said that Babar Azam has broken international records but because of this case Babar Azam in New Zealand is upset and under pressure.
Babar Azam’s lawyer requested the court to order immediate rejection of the petition.
The court rejected the plea of Babar Azam’s lawyer and granted the plea of the woman’s lawyer and adjourned the hearing till tomorrow.
It may be recalled that Hamiza Mukhtar, a woman who had leveled serious allegations against Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam, had filed a petition in the Sessions Court seeking registration of the case.
A woman named Hamza Mukhtar had made CCPO Lahore a party in the petition saying that accused Babar had sexually assaulted her under the pretext of marriage since 2012 and during that time she also became pregnant and later aborted on the accused’s behalf.
She had said that an attempt was made to register an FIR with the police against the accused but the police did not register any complaint in this regard.
The petition requested Naseerabad police station to register a case against Babar Azam.
Earlier, while addressing a press conference, the woman had taken the position that in 2010 Babar Azam proposed to her which she accepted. We had decided to get married so we informed our families but both the families did not agree. After which, Babar Azam and I decided to have a court marriage.
“In 2011, Babar chased me out of my house for court marriage and we stayed in rented houses in different places,” she said.
The woman said that despite her insistence, Babar did not marry her and claimed that along with her job before 2014, she opened her own salon to support the cricketers.
Hamiza claimed that when Babar’s name came up in the Pakistani cricket team in 2014, his attitude started to change slowly. I got pregnant in 2016 and when I told Babar, his attitude was very strange. Done, I was beaten and I was forced to have an abortion at his insistence.
“Finally, in 2017, I lodged a police report against Babar and the investigating officer asked me to produce Babar, but he did not appear, but that night Babar called the officer. Our conditional agreement was signed in front of the officer, in which it was stipulated that Babar would marry me.
“Ten days ago, I lodged another complaint against him. On November 20, Babar had called me before going abroad and told me that if you went to the police or demanded marriage now, you would be killed,” he said. You go and you don’t even know what I’m going to do with you. ”
“After 10 years of extreme abuse, I am here for justice,” Hamiza said.