CM's invitation to Shoaib-Sania to spent honeymoon in Gilgit-Baltistan
Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah has invited Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and tennis ace Sania Mirza's by extending an invitation to the couple to spend their honeymoon in the province despite the uncertainties hovering over the Shoaib-Sania wedding.
Gilgit-Baltistan is a part of the undivided state of Jammu and Kashmir and the Pakistani authorities have been attempting to delink Gilgit from the Kashmir issue by making it Pakistan's fifth province. The move to delink Gilgit has met with strong international criticism and the invite to Sania and Shoaib is seen as an attempt by Islamabad to have Gilgit declared a part of Pakistan. Shah said both Sania and Shoaib would be given official protocol in Gilgit if they decide to visit the region after their marriage.
Since the news of Shoaib-Sania marriage has hit the media, it has lead to a series of dramatic events as Hyderabad-based girl, Ayesha Siddiqui, lodged a complaint of 'fraud' and 'cheating' against Shoaib, claiming that she was already married to him. On Wednesday, after the intervention of community leaders, Shoaib divorced Ayesha, who had earlier claimed that they had both got married in 2002. Shoaib signed the talaqnama (divorce papers) after the leaders said that the public splashing and scrutiny of the episode had brought a bad name to the community. As of now, the star couple would tie the nuptial knot on April 15 in Hyderabad.
Tags: Shoaib Malik , Sania Mirza , Ayesha Siddiqui , Marriage
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