Muhammad Akmal Siddique, the father of Pakistan's wicket-keeper-batsman Kamran Akmal was attacked and injured by assailants in Lahore over the weekend.
They reportedly shot at and injured Siddique before fleeing the area. Some armed men held up Siddique outside the Data Darbar shrine and drove him towards Sheikhupura Road. As he put up resistance, the gangsters shot and injured him and drove away with the vehicle, as well as taking away cash and a cell phone.
Having been left on the road, Siddique was taken to the nearby Mayo Hospital where he was admitted and is now said to be in stable condition. Akmal, who eventually played such a vital role in Pakistan's fine five-wicket win in Port Elizabeth, was told about the incident during the Test.