Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram on Monday reacted strongly to Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah after the politician had lashed out at the cricketer on criticising the authorities over the Karachi situation after the third spell of rain.
Taking to Twitter, Akram said: “The people of Pakistan should be able to celebrate the rain, not mourn over it! Mix my words however you like but too many people suffer every year because of this problem, and that is what kills me.”
Earlier, the Sindh’s information minister had hit out at the former skipper, who had expressed disappointment over urban flooding in Karachi following a spell of rain.
Responding to the former fast bowler, Shah invited Akram to visit Karachi and “inspect [the] streets of Karachi and see how water has been drained from all roads”.
Shah lashed out at the former left-arm pacer, saying that if he had tweeted on the Karachi rain situation on things he had heard and not seen for himself, then he had “disappointed millions of people in Sindh”.