Pak: Two petitions filed against Shoaib Malik

Written by: Samyuktha
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Lahore, Apr 26: The newly-wed cross border couple, Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza continue to invite more controversies as two new petitions were filed in Pakistan on Monday, Apr 26.

While one petition accused Malik of violating various government rules, another is in connection with the alleged sale of invitation cards to the reception.

Hasan Sheraz, who filed a petition in the Lahore High Court, alleged that Shoaib violated the government's ban on serving more than one dish at marriage functions, which was a rule that was introduced as part of the austerity drive.

He also said that Malik needs to be punished for letting his reception function go beyond 10 pm, which was in violation of a government's order which enforces a 10 pm-curfew on such functions.

Additionally, the government's ban on the use of decorative lights at wedding functions to save energy had been violated during a reception in Sialkot on Sunday, Apr 25 night, the Sheraz said.

"Cricketer Shoaib Malik has committed both violations. The reception in honour of couple at Sialkot Hockey stadium continued till midnight and decorative lights were used in abundance," Sheraz argued.

The second petition has been filed in a sessions court in Lahore. Safdar Ali, who filed the petition, has alleged he was barred from attending the reception celebrating Shoaib and Sania Mirza's marriage even though he had bought an invitation card for Rs 15,000.

"Despite having the card, the security stopped me from attending the ceremony," he alleged.

Both the petitions will come up for hearing on Tuesday, Apr 26, which is the same day Shoaib Malik will be holding yet another reception at Lahore.

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