‘Two sides of the coin’: Wahab Riaz apologizes for sledging bikers on flooded roads

Wahab Riaz, Advisor to Interim Chief Minister of Punjab on Sports and Youth Affairs, visits rain-affected areas, in Lahore on July 5, 2023.  - Twitter/VanillaSky458
Wahab Riaz, Advisor to Interim Chief Minister of Punjab on Sports and Youth Affairs, visits rain-affected areas, in Lahore on July 5, 2023. – Twitter/VanillaSky458

Advisor to Punjab’s interim Chief Minister on Sports and Youth Affairs Wahab Riaz, who courted controversy for splashing bikers on flooded roads following heavy rains in Lahore, has apologized for reckless driving.

The Pakistani cricketer faced public criticism after a video showed him driving recklessly on flooded roads and sprinkling rainwater on passing vehicles and motorcyclists.

Responding to the criticism, Riaz said that he was “sorry for what happened” and claimed that “it was completely unintentional”.

He wrote on Twitter, “There are always two sides to a coin, but unfortunately we always look at the wrong side. I’m sorry for what happened yesterday, it was completely unintentional and it was very misrepresented.” to be done.”

The fast bowler then requested people to “spread positivity” instead of defaming Pakistan with “negative propaganda”.

The incessant rain broke a 30-year-old record when the Punjab capital received over 290 mm of rain in a span of 10 hours, resulting in the deaths of at least seven people on Wednesday.

The metropolis received 291 mm of rain, with more than a dozen areas recording more than 200 mm of rain, Lahore commissioner Mohammad Ali Randhawa said, adding that this was happening because of climate change and a stronger monsoon.

Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi and his cabinet today visited various areas of the city to inspect the conditions after the rains and monitor the evacuation and drainage works.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top