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Gilani to send special gift to Sania-Shoaib

Written by: Staff

Islamabad, Apr 9: In warm gesture to the sports couple, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will be sending a 'special gift' to the Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and Indian Tennis ace Sania Mirza on their wedding.

The marriage between Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza is scheduled to be held in Hyderabad on Apr 15.

The gift would be presented to the sports couple by Pakistan's Population and Welfare Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan.

"I am going to Hyderabad on Apr 14 to participate in this grand celebrity wedding and I will deliver the Prime Minister's special gift to the couple," The Daily Times quoted Awan, as saying.

Awan said many Pakistani members of parliament (MP) have shown interest in attending the high profile wedding, and a parliamentary delegation may accompany her to India.

"I can take a parliamentary delegation to this wedding but I am not in favour of taking many people along because it will be a burden on the hosts in Hyderabad," she said.

Pakistan Sports Minister Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani is also likely to attend the ceremony in Hyderabad.

Awan said she would also host a reception in honour of Sania in Sialkot, Shoaib's hometown.


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