Aisam, Faha to tie the knot on 17th

LAHORE: Pakistan’s top tennis player Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Faha Makhdum, a UK resident, marriage date fixed for July 17, a local TV channel reported on Sunday.The 31-year-old has a huge fan following in his home country and the ace tennis player has become a heart throb of thousand of girls in Pakistan after his recent success in tennis world.Makhdum lives in the town of Ipswich (England). She has done BSc Hons in Psychology from the University of Essex and MSc in Therapeutic Counselling (BACP accredited). She has worked for the Pakistani High Commissioner in England and also practised as a trainee counsellor for Stepping Stones East in 2010.Aisam has attained a super star status in Pakistan after he became the first tennis player from the South Asian country to feature in a grand slam title match. Aisam and his partner Rohan Bopanna reached the men’s doubles final, and mixed doubles event, partnering Kveta Peschke of Czech Republic at the US Open in 2010. Though Qureshi lost both finals but won the heart of millions of people around the world with his post match speech.”I want to say something on behalf of all Pakistanis. Every time I come here, there’s a wrong perception about the people of Pakistan. They are very friendly, very loving people. We want peace in this world as much as you guys”, said Qureshi. At the moment, he is the only sports super star in Pakistan who is not a cricketer. – Nation