Miandad gets the pitch ready for his son~~s reception

Published: Thursday, July 28, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Karachi:Former Pakistan captain and coach Javed Miandad is hosting a reception at his residence on August 4 in connection with the marriage of his son Junaid with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's daughter - Mahrukh.

''We are inviting our relatives, friends, well-wishers and my cricket colleagues for the dinner which we couldn't do for the marriage ceremony as it was held in Dubai,'' Miandad was quoted as saying by the leading Pakistani daily The News.

It may be recalled that only some privileged persons were invited for the close door marriage that was held on July 23 in Dubai, while some others skipped the marriage, that came under scrutiny by the Indian media.

Miandad who described the marriage as a 'smooth affair' was quick to add that the Karachi reception would be a huge gathering of guests and relatives.

''This marriage is a private matter for us but obviously we would like to have our friends and well-wishers celebrate the occasion with us,'' Miandad said.

The marriage drew unprecedented media interest for the father of the bride Dawood Ibrahim, who has an Interpol red corner alert against his name while the United States branded him a global terrorist, linking him with al Qaeda.

On the media interest in the marriage, a nonchalant Miandad said,''I want to say a lot in the background of the numerous speculative and incorrect stories carried in the Indian media about the marriage ceremony but for us our happiness at the marriage of our son is far more important.''

According to sources, Indian intelligence agencies kept a close watch at the venue of the wedding, especially to know who all are attending from India, especially from Mumbai.

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