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Pak Minister, cricketer Tanveer to attend Sania's reception

Over 1000 guests, including a delegation from Pakistan led by Federal Minister for Population Welfare Firdous Ashiq Awan are expected to attend Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and cricketer Shoaib Malik's wedding reception here tonight.

cricket Updated: Apr 15, 2010 15:51 IST

Over 1000 guests, including a delegation from Pakistan led by Federal Minister for Population Welfare Firdous Ashiq Awan are expected to attend Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and cricketer Shoaib Malik's wedding reception here tonight.

The guests includes many VVIPs from the country as well as from across the border. Pakistan's Population Welfare minister Firdous and Shoaib's former team-mate Sohail Tanveer have already arrived here late last night for the grand reception.

The Pakistani delegation will be presenting a golden crown to Sania, specially made for the occasion.

The Pakistani minister had said that the purpose of their visit was to extend greetings to the newly-wed couple.

"The marriage of Sania and Shoaib would help in promoting friendship between the two countries," Firdous said.

Sania and Shoaib took their wedding vows on Monday in a simple ceremony before a select gathering of family and friends after the run-up to their marriage was ruled by controversies surrounding the Pakistani cricketer's divorce proceedings with another Hyderabadi, Ayesha Siddiqui.