The police arrested Ahsan Ramzan, the World Snooker Champion. The arrest occurred during a raid on a snooker club in Lahore that was operating late at night.
After being taken to the police station, Ahsan Ramzan claimed that he was kept in the lockup for about 15 minutes and verbally abused by the police.
Despite repeatedly telling them about his status as the World Snooker Champion, the police allegedly did not pay attention to his pleas and continued their abusive behavior.
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Ahsan Ramzan was eventually released about 15 to 20 minutes later when one of his friends arrived at the police station.
Following this incident, he has called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Punjab’s caretaker Chief Minister, Mohsin Naqvi, to take action against the police officials involved in his arrest and mistreatment.
Snooker Champion Suicide
In a tragic incident on the first day of Eid ul Adha, snooker player Mohammad Majid Ali, who had won the Asian U21 silver medal, has reportedly taken his own life after battling depression for several years.
The news was confirmed by family sources and Chairman of Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association. The Chairman of the Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA), Alamgir Sheikh, shared the heartbreaking news with fellow players and members of the sport’s body via a text message.
This unfortunate event marks the second such loss for the Pakistan snooker community in a month, as they had previously mourned the death of Mohammad Bilal. The players dealing with game loss and then getting into depression after not having chance in teams is now becoming serious issue in Pakistan.
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The circumstances surrounding Majid’s death are shocking and distressing. His brother, Umar, confirmed that it was indeed a case of suicide. Majid ended his life using a wood-cutting machine in his hometown of Samundri, near Faisalabad.