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Shoaib Akhtar gets Rs 100 million defamation notice by PTV 


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Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) has sent a Rs 100 million defamation notice to the former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar on Sunday after he resigned a show following his spat with anchor Dr. Nauman Niaz during a TV show.

According to ARY News, "As per clause 22, both sides shall have right to terminate his agreement by serving three months' written notice or payment in lieu thereof. Whereas, Shoaib Akhtar resigned on air on October 26 which has resulted in huge financial losses to PTV,"

In the notice, Akhtar was also accused of featuring in a show organized by an Indian channel without serving a required notice period.

“Shoaib Akhtar also left Dubai during T20 World Cup transmission without any prior information to PTVC management. Besides, appearance on an Indian TV show along with Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, which also caused irreparable losses to PTV," the notice further added.

Akhtar has been asked to pay an amount of Rs 100 million as a fine along with an amount of Rs. 33,33,000, equivalent to a three-month salary to the organization.

As per the notice, Akhtar also made himself absent from the ‘Game On Hai’ show that began on October 17, where he was bound to appear on PTV Sports throughout the World Cup.