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Akram's 'Islam-convert' Oz wife learning Urdu

Johannesburg, Aug 22 : Pakistani pace legend Wasim Akram has revealed that his newly-wedded Australian wife has converted to Islam and is learning Urdu.


According to Sport24, Akram announced that he had married his Australian girlfriend Shaniera Thompson, a former public relations consultant, in a simple ceremony in Lahore last week following his proposal to her last month.

Stating that Thompson had converted to Islam, Akram said that she is learning his language Urdu, adding that Thompson has been close to his sons from his first marriage to Huma, who died in 2009 after multiple organ failure.

The report further said that Thompson came to Karachi earlier this month before going to see Akram's ailing father in Lahore, where the marriage was solemnised.

--ANI (Posted on 22-08-2013)

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