BRUSSLES- Assim Abassi, a young Pakistani cricket player, and his entire family have lost their right to live in Belgium after he was identified as a terrorist for carrying his bat on public transport as reported by INP.
A photograph of Mr Abassi, 22, apparently armed with a weapon was circulated by the police last week generating a terror scare.
As soon as he saw the pictures in a newspaper, the young Pakistani man contacted the police to say that he was not armed but only carrying his cricket bat on way to a practice session.
“I wrapped my bat in my sweatshirt because it was raining,” he said. Pakistan authorities sacked Abassi’s father, a diplomat, for “damaging Pakistan’s reputation” and decided to send his seven-member family back home.