Petition filed against Shoaib for allegedly selling reception invitation cards

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Lahore, Apr.27 (ANI): Just when it seemed that every thing was fine and troubles had died their natural death for the newly married Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik, he finds himself entangled in yet another controversy, as a local court here has summoned him for allegedly selling invitation cards of his reception party.

According to reports, a man named Safdar Ali has filed a petition alleging that Shoaib was selling invitation cards for his 'walima' to be held today (April 27) for 15,000 rupees each.

Ali's petition has been accepted and enlisted for May 3 hearing. Additional Sessions Judge Malik Rafiq has also directed Shoaib to appear before the court on the said date of hearing.

Meanwhile, a man named Hasan Shahzad has moved to the Lahore High Court (LHC) alleging that Shoaib's family has violated the government's rule while organising a lavish reception party at Sialkot.

In his petition, Shahzad urged the court to take notice of the gross violation of rules and regulations set by the government.

The petition states that during the reception on Sunday (April 25), guests were served more than one-dish, which was against rule, The Daily Times reports.

The petitioner states that despite warnings from local electricity department, extravagant lighting decorations were made both at Shoaib's house and at the reception venue.

Complete chaos and mismanagement were witnessed during the reception ceremony, which was organised at a hockey stadium, as more than 2000 people turned up for the function against the 1000 invitees.

In their bid to prevent 'uninvited guests', private security guards present outside the reception venue did not even allow some of Shoaib's relatives and friends to enter the stadium, which gave way to a heated argument between both sides. The matter was resolved only after some other family members intervened. (ANI)

Story first published: Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 11:13 [IST]
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