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The extravagant weddings: a new rat-race?

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The extravagant mehndi ceremony of Malik Riaz’s grandson grabbed the attention of people as the eye-popping pictures from the pre-wedding function circulated on social media.

The Malik family is amongst the richest families of Pakistan and is likened to the Ambani family of India. The Malik family, the real estate giant in Pakistan is known for hosting grand and lavish events. The wedding of Zoraiz Malik, the eldest son of Malik Riaz’s daughter Aasia Amer with Zainab Bashir is one such fanciful affair in Malik family that has created hullabaloo on social media at a time when people of Pakistan are still coping with the month-long wedding of actor Aimen Khan and Muneeb Butt.


Where Pakistani elites have uncertainly lifted the standards of weddings in Pakistan they are also introducing innovative practices to mark the celebrations. The Malik family has again proved it is no less than anyone and seems to lift the crown of hosting the most popular wedding of Pakistan 2018.

Maliks are set to override the standards sets by the Aiman and Muneeb who have just hosted their 12th event in procession, the Baraat function last night. People are, however, anxiously waiting for their Valima ceremony that is expected to conclude their wedding.  It is anticipated that within a few days, there will be an extensive social media debate on who hosted the most lavish wedding; Maliks or Aimen-Muneeb?


The pictures showed the Lahore Fort illuminated with bright colorful lights creating an ambiance of any royal wedding. The bride’s Mehndi dress and jewelry were from India’s famous designer Sabyasachi. The green dress was similar to what Indian actress Alia Bhatt donned on Anushka Sharma’s and Virat Kohli’s wedding reception.


So far, the Maliks have hosted Dholki night and Mehndi function that was followed by a grand Qawwali night at Lahore Fort with amazing decoration. The major function of Baraat and Valima are yet to be held.

Not just that, taking the festivities to a whole other level, a bride in Lahore made her entry in a wedding cake. She sat inside a huge wedding cake as it moved on the ramp made in awe-inspiring décor.


Weddings in Pakistan, with the boom in fashion and event management industry, have changed altogether the essence of traditional functions. It has to be something ‘new’; a new trend with no limits.