Umar came out in public and posted a video of his well-being on social media. He tweeted, “Allhamdulillah, I am safe n perfectly fine in Lahore all news coming from social media is fake. And Insha Allah I will join #National20cup2017 #Semifinale”.
In the video he said, “As salaam alaikum guys (Peace be unto you). By the grace of Allah I am safe. All the news doing the rounds is fake. You will see me live at the semifinals. And I request everyone not to spread news like this. Thank you very much.”
The rumour of Akmal's death is believed to have spread from Islamabad, where armed forces took action against a religious group. In that incident, six lives were lost, and among those was Akmal, as reports claimed on social media.
First Published: November 29, 2017, 12:59 PM IST