Karachi: The family of Pakistan's jailed former Test captain, Salman Butt, has contacted top government officials to help him get deported from the United Kingdom.
Butt and teammates, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir were given various jail sentences by a Crown Court in London last month while players' agent Mazhar Majeed got a term for spot-fixing, corruption and cheating during the Lords Test between Pakistan and England in August last year.
Sources close to Butt's family said his father, Zulfiqar Butt had contacted interior minister, Rehman Malik and other top government functionaries to help the players out. "Zulfiqar made a trip to Islamabad this week to meet with top government officials. Basically he has been told by his son's legal team that because of the ties between Pakistan and the United Kingdom the government can help get the players deported from the UK and have them serve the rest of their jail terms in Pakistani jails," one source disclosed.