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Pak minister comes to Shoaib's rescue

india Updated: Apr 19, 2010 13:33 IST

saniaPakistan sports minister Ijaz Hussain Jakhrani has called upon his Indian counterpart MS Gill to look into the issue of cricketer Shoaib Malik’s passport being seized by the Hyderabad police.

“Jakhrani called Indian sports minister MS Gill and asked him to return Shoaib’s passport as soon as possible,” The Daily Times quoted a Pakistan sports ministry spokesman, as saying.

The spokesperson said that Gill has assured Jakhrani of all help in the issue.

“The Indian minister assured Jakhrani about his assistance to Shoaib and told him that he would talk to his government on the subject,” he said.

The spokesman said that the ministry would also host a ‘grand reception’ in honour of the sports couple Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik, when they come to Pakistan.