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Pak Govt comes in support of Shoaib Malik

Islamabad: The government of Pakistan has promised to extend all support to its cricketer Shoaib Malik, who has landed in big trouble in India where he faces charges of cheating and harassment.

Pakistan government has reportedly already gotten in touch with the Indian government in connection with criminal cases filed by an Indian woman against Malik.

Hyderbadi woman, Ayesha Siddiqui, who claims to be Malik’s wife, has filed cases against the cricketer just days ahead of his proposed marriage with Indian tennis player Sania Mirza.

“We will give Shoaib Malik all the assistance he requires. We will proceed in the best interests of Shoaib Malik,” Foreign office spokesman Abdul Basit said.

Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi was in contact with Indian authorities and had asked them to share information on the First Information Report filed against Malik in Hyderabad, he added.

Malik, who is expected to marry Sania on Apr 15, landed in Hyderabad just few days ago after Ayesha and her family raised a cry over the alleged marriage between her and the cricketer way back in 2002.

The Hyderabad police on Monday, Apr 5 questioned Malik at Sania Mirza’s residence. The cricketer’s passport has been seized after an FIR was registered against him.

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