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Pace bowler Umar Gul marries Dubai doctor

11 October, 2010

ISLAMABAD: After fast bowler Mohammad Asif, pacer Umar Gul has also tied the knot. Gul married a Dubai-based doctor in a simple ceremony attended by close friends and family in Peshawar on Saturday night.

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Gul, 26, led the groom’s procession to the Peshawar Garrison Club, where the wedding ceremony was held. Following a colourful musical programme at the club, he took his bride home. Asked by reporters about his wife’s name, Gul said: “Don’t ask about her name. It is not considered good in Pashtun.” According to media reports, Gul met his bride in Dubai, where her father runs a construction business. “I am very happy, it is both love and arrange marriage,” he told reporters, adding: “I have become financially sound, that’s why I am marrying now.” The bride is from the Swat district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. Provincial information minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain, sports minister Syed Aaqil Shah and local cricketers attended the ceremony. The walima reception was held at Green Garden in the Army Garrison Park in Peshawar on Sunday. Pakistan cricketers Shahid Afridi, Younus Khan, Yasir Hameed, Wajahatullah Wasti and several others, along with national selector Farrukh Zaman attended the ceremony.


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