"Farhan made her get into a taxi and took her to a flat"
Pakistani cricketer Yasir Shah has been named in a case involving the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl.
An FIR was registered at Islamabad’s Shalimar Police Station on December 19, 2021, by the victim’s aunt.
The case was registered against Yasir Shah and his friend Farhan under sections 292-B and 292-C (child pornography) as well as 376 (punishment for rape) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
In the FIR, the woman said she took her niece to a gathering in Lahore that was hosted by Yasir Shah.
But around three months later, the victim seemed “unwell and disturbed”.
The woman explained: “After continuously asking her about it, she said that at Yasir’s house, his friend Farhan took her mobile number and after talking to her a few times, claimed to be her friend.”
It is reported that Farhan made the girl speak to Yasir on WhatsApp.
The woman continued: “My niece told me that on August 14, 2021, when she was returning from tuition, Farhan made her get into a taxi and took her to a flat in F-11.”
According to the FIR, Farhan allegedly raped the girl at gunpoint and filmed the abuse.
Afterwards, he threatened to upload the video online and kill her if she told anyone about the incident. Farhan also got Yasir to threaten the teenager.
The girl later told her aunt that Farhan blackmailed her.
He allegedly took her to a flat above a cafe and raped her a second time.
The woman alleged: “When I heard about this, I called Yasir on WhatsApp and told him everything on September 10 or 11 at which point he was in the West Indies.
“Making fun [of the situation], he said that my niece was beautiful and he liked minor girls.”
She added that the cricketer proposed that the teenager get married to Farhan.
The woman continued: “I swore at him and he [Yasir] threatened me with dire consequences, stating that he was friends with high ranking police and army officials. He threatened to implicate me in a case and to kill me.
“When I threatened to go to the police, Yasir said let bygones be bygones and said he would buy the girl a flat and bear her expenses till she turned 18 if I got her married to Farhan.
“A few days ago, Yasir asked me to meet Farhan at a café in F-6. Farhan once again threatened me with dire consequences.
“Now Yasir is asking for a meeting on Dec 22 at his flat in Islamabad.
“He said that if my niece could please him, all matters would be settled, otherwise do what you will.”
According to the woman, Farhan and Yasir conspire to trap minor girls, rape them and blackmail them with the videos of the incident.
She added that she, her niece and other family members received death threats from the two accused.
Islamabad Police said: “The investigation will move forward in light of the circumstances and the results of the medical exam.
“Indiscriminate legal action will be ensured if evidence of rape comes to light.”
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said:
“We have noted that some allegations have been levelled against one of our centrally contracted players.
“The PCB is presently gathering information at its end and will only offer a comment when in possession of complete facts.”