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Ayesha's family hires Pak lawyer to file case against Shoaib

Last updated on: April 05, 2010 11:22 IST

A Pakistan-based lawyer hired by Ayesha Siddiqui, the Indian girl claiming to be Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik's wife, will file a case against the cricketer, accused of dumping her without a formal divorce.

Farooq Hassan said that Ayesha's father Mohammed Siddiqui had contacted him from India and asked him to file a case against Shoaib.

According to reports, Ayesha's family had sent a legal notice to Shoaib, but Hassan said that he was not aware of this.

"I don't know anything about this, but all I can say is in next few days I will be deciding on what to do in Ayesha's case," The Daily Times quoted Hassan, as saying.

The Siddiquis claim that Malik married their daughter Ayesha in 2002, but has not divorced her till date.

The Hyderabad based family had also produced pictures of Shoaib-Ayesha's Nikahnama (marriage certificate) that states that their marriage was solemnised on June 3, 2002.

Malik, on the other hand, has denied being married to Ayesha. He, however, admitted to talking to a girl named Ayesha over the telephone, but said he has never seen or met the girl.

Earlier on Sunday, Shoaib said that his wedding to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza would take place as scheduled on April 15, and claimed that he was "emotionally forced" into a "telephone Nikah" (wedding on telephone) with Ayesha.

Source: ANI