NEW DELHI: In what is seen as a compromise formula, the Siddiquis on Wednesday confirmed that the Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik admitted his marriage to Ayesha Siddiqui and signed the divorce papers.
Speaking to Times Now, Siddiquis’ lawyer Farooq Hasan confirmed the same adding that his lies has finally been nailed.
Calling Shoaib a liar, he added, "Shoaib has admitted of his marriage to Ayesha. He has agreed to sign the divorce papers, but whether it has been signed so far has not been confirmed yet. This is was a safer bet for him."
He also added that the FIR filed against Shoaib by the Siddiquis will be dropped now.
Meanwhile, Sadiqua Babar, close friend of Ayesha, spoke to Times Now and confirmed that the divorce papers were signed by both Shoaib and Ayesha on Wednesday morning. She also went on to add that it was good on Shoaib’s part to come forth and settle this matter. She also went on to wish both Shoaib and Ayesha good luck for their future.
Change of events reportedly took place on Tuesday evening in Hyderabad, after Shoaib Malik’s brother-in-law Imran Zafar came down to India and held a series of meetings with the lawyers of both the families.
Just after the news of Shoaib and Sania’s wedding emerged, Ayesha Siddiqui, who claimed that she married the Pakistani cricketer in 2002, came out with a nikahnama and asked Shoaib to provide her with a divorce and admit that she is her first wife. However, Shoaib has been denying the same throughout, claiming that he never met Ayesha. (PTI)