Talha Talib is a Pakistani weightlifter and Olympian. He is the Pakistani national champion in the 62 kg category. He set a new record at the games in snatch as he lifted 132 kg in the third attempt with 127 kg and 130 kg in the first two attempts, respectively. He was also a gold medalist at the 2016 Commonwealth Youth Weightlifting Championships in Penang for lifting 258 kg. Talha Talib came fifth place in the heavy weight lifting in Olympics 2020 for which the government of Pakistan has also awarded him with the prize money.
Recently a group of fraudsters pretended as the personal staff of the federal minister and telephoned mountaineer Shahroz Kashif and Olympian Talha Talib, telling them the good news that the car had been gifted to them by the government. Fraudsters took Rs. 360,000 from Talha Talib in the name of car gift. While Shahroz Kashif’s father says that he was asked to deposit Rs. 285,000. Talha Talib’s father has lodged a complaint through the Prime Minister’s Citizen Portal while Shahroz Kashif’s father has contacted the FIA.
The news of fraud with Pakistani Olympian Talha Talib was shared on different Social Media portals. Pakistani celebrities felt disgusted after watching the national hero of Pakistan being a victim of such a fraud. Pakistani actor Aijaz Aslam, Zarnish Khan, Mathira, and fashion model Rizwan Jeffery have condemned the incident that happened with Talha Talib. Let’s have a look at celebrities’ reactions below.