A host of dignitaries were invited to the Valima reception of pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi. The Valima reception of Pakistan’s renowned fast bowler, Shaheen Shah Afridi, who recently tied the knot with Ansha Afridi, the daughter of former cricket captain Shahid Afridi, was a grand affair held in Islamabad on Thursday evening.
The splendid event unfolded at the prestigious Serena Hotel in Islamabad and saw the presence of numerous prominent figures from various walks of life. Notably, it wasn’t just star cricketers who graced the occasion, but also several well-known personalities from different spheres.
One of the notable attendees was Lieutenant General Asif Ghafoor, currently serving as Corps Commander in Balochistan. He shared the stage with Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ahmed Shehzad, and Shahid Afridi, adding a distinct touch of prestige to the event. General Ghafoor, the former Director-General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), became the focal point of attention during the Valima reception.
Pakistani cricketer Iftikhar Ahmed was also among the honored guests, extending his warm wishes to the left-arm fast bowler on this significant day. The union of Shaheen Shah Afridi and Ansha Afridi has undoubtedly become a noteworthy event in Pakistan, drawing attention not only for their love but also for the gathering of prominent personalities that graced the celebration.
Earlier, the Mehndi ceremony of Shaheen Shah Afridi was held on Monday night. Videos and pictures of the event are making rounds on social media.
Pakistan’s fast bowler, Shaheen Afridi, and Ansha Shahid, the daughter of former national cricket team captain Shahid Afridi, are set to have their rukhsati ceremony, marking the official send-off for the newlyweds. The couple’s nikah, or marriage contract, was formalized earlier this year, with Maulana Abdul Sattar officiating the ceremony at Zakaria Mosque in February.
The pre-wedding celebrations included a mehndi event held at Afridi’s residence, attended by close friends and relatives. The groom, Shaheen Afridi, actively participated in the festivities along with his family.
The Baraat ceremony was held in Karachi earlier this week followed by the Valima reception in Islamabad.