Did Shoaib give false information in divorce?

Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, who is set to marry Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza, could land in fresh trouble for furnishing false information while giving divorce to his first wife Ayesha Siddiqui, according to official documents.

The divorce and agreement papers, which Shoaib signed April 7, have the name of his late father as Malik Saleem Hussain while the invitation for the April 15 wedding reception carries the name of his father as Malik Faqeer Hussain, the documents show.

According to legal experts, Shoaib could face legal action if Ayesha’s family files a case against him on charges of furnishing false information.

The wrong name given in divorce certificate and the agreement signed on Rs.100 stamp paper could be yet another attempt by Shoaib to show that he did not marry Ayesha, they said.

The former Pakistani skipper divorced Ayesha Wednesday after she filed a police case against him for cheating. Sania’s family members and some community elders convinced him to end the row through divorce.

It was immediately not known if Ayesha’s family would again approach the police against Shoaib.

The Pakistani star is still caught in a legal mesh as the police have not yet returned his passport which was seized about a week ago.

Though Ayesha has informed the police that she was withdrawing her complaint, Shoaib would get back his passport only after completing legal formalities.

With police yet to return Shoaib’s passport, the qazi expressed his inability to perform the ‘nikah’, which was scheduled to take place Friday evening.

Qazis in Hyderabad do not perform marriages of foreigners without verifying the passport and no-objection certificates from their respective governments.

Sources said the nikah would now be possible any day before April 15, the day when Sania’s family has planned to host a wedding reception at the Taj Krishna hotel here.(IANS)


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