Famed Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram on Wednesday announced that he had married his Australian girlfriend, Shaniera Thompson, saying he has started a new life on a happy note.
Nikah ceremony (mandatory for Muslim marriage) took place in Lahore in a small family gathering. Only family members were present in the event.
Akram announced his engagement with Shaniera Thompson, a former public relations consultant, 2 months back.
47 years old Wasim Akram’s first wife Huma Wasim died in 2009. Wasim has two sons from his first marriage aged 15 and 12..
Wasim’s first wife Huma died in 2009 after multiple organ failure.
Wasim said that Shinera will settle in Pakistan. She has reportedly converted to Islam.
He said Ms Thompson “has been close to my sons and they form a very good bond”.