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Ayesha's Pak lawyer says solid evidence to nail Shoaib
PTI
Lahore, April 05, 2010
First Published: 15:33 IST(5/4/2010)
Last Updated: 16:22 IST(5/4/2010)

The Pakistani lawyer hired by Shoaib Malik's alleged wife Ayesha Siddiqui today said that he has got solid evidence to stop the cricketer's marriage with Indian tennis star Sania Mirza.

Barrister Farooq Hasan told a press conference here that his main aim was to stop the marriage, scheduled for April 15
in Hyderabad.

"I am waiting for the final papers from India authorising me to file a case in a sessions court or Lahore high Court and
I expect to file a case against Shoaib in three days time," Hasan said.

He claimed that the evidence provided by Ayesha and her family was strong enough.

"I spoke to her yesterday and she was crying and it really shook me. Our cricketers need to look at their behaviour. They think they are above the law, they go abroad and do things which bring a bad name to the country," Hasan said.

He said he had the option of filing a case against Shoaib under two sections -- the first for fraud and cheating and the
second one under the dreaded Hudood ordinance.

"If we file a case under Hudood ordinance the maximum punishment is life imprisonment for the guilty person," he
said. Hasan said that it was obvious that Shoaib was not telling the truth and cheating on Ayesha.

Hasan claimed that the evidence against Shoaib included hotel receipts, statements of eye witnesses who saw Shoaib and
Ayesha together. Hasan avoided commenting on why Ayesha kept quiet for three years before filing a case against Shoaib in India.

"These are things only the affected woman can understand, the bottom-line is that a woman is being cheated and Shoaib
has committed fraud," he added.

"He is already serving a ban by the Pakistan cricket Board and we really don't know for what reason but there is
talk that the PCB took action against him as he was involved in match-fixing," the Barrister said.


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