Author: 
Huma Aamir Malik, Arab News
Publication Date: 
Tue, 2005-02-08 03:00

ISLAMABAD, 8 February 2005 — Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) president and former Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has confirmed that he had married Tehmina Durrani. This is the third marriage for both. 

The marriage is talk of the town. There was all sorts of commentary by the people, some even remarked that it could be a new turn for Shahbaz Sharif’s political life keeping in mind the connections of Tehmina Durrani in influential quarters. 

They believe that she would be a powerful adviser of Shahbaz Sharif in the future.

On the other hand, there are people, especially anchored in the Muslim League, who view that by taking the step, which they believe would not have the approval of Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz has compromised his political career. The people close to the Sharif family believe that Shahbaz Sharif would not have taken into confidence his family, especially his wife and children.

The report of the marriage did not sit well with the Muslim League supporters. However, most of them knew that both Tehmina and Shahbaz had been quite close for the last four years. In those years, Tehmina had been successful in exercising influence on Shahbaz Sharif even in his political affairs.

She even helped him write articles and press statements for newspapers. 

It is learned that the wedding that took place in Dubai was a well-attended function.

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