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American woman marries a Pakistani man in Chitral

Clair met Anwar eight months ago during her visit to Pakistan. She, however, remained in touch with him after returning home.

An American woman travels to marry a Pakistani man in Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Journalist Clair Stephen traveled to Islamabad to marry a Chitrali man named Anwar Ali.

Anwar Ali is a polo player and poet. The nikkah ceremony was held in Islamabad. Dowry was set for Rs.30,000. The couple then traveled to Chitral for their wedding celebrations.

Clair met Anwar eight months ago during her visit to Pakistan. She, however, remained in touch with him after returning home. Their friendship turned into romance. Anwar’s friends and family attended the wedding celebrations. Clair said that it was the admirable qualities of Anwar that led her to marry him.

This is not the first instance of cross-cultural marriage or foreign women traveling to Pakistan to marry Pakistani men.

Back in 2023, a Chilean woman married a Pakistani man in Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A heartwarming cross-continental love tale unfolded, uniting two souls from vastly different corners of the world.

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Nicole Iglesias, a 36-year-old woman from Chile, South America, embarked on a journey that led her to a small village in Charsadda, Pakistan, where she found love and a new life.

Nicole, known as Nikoli Anara Gulsalos, had connected with Ikramullah, a 27-year-old TikTok content creator from Bhusakhel village, on social media. Their virtual friendship blossomed rapidly, and despite the geographical divide, their bond grew stronger with each passing day.

Impelled by an irresistible desire to meet her beloved, Nicole set foot in Charsadda on a two-month visit visa. Upon meeting in person, the connection between the two was palpable, and their love knew no boundaries. It was an extraordinary fusion of cultures and hearts.

In a momentous decision, Nicole embraced Islam, choosing the name Noreen as a symbol of her newfound faith. With their commitment to each other now sealed, the couple decided to formalize their love by marrying in a local court.