Sania, Shoaib Meet Zardari

Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS): Tennis star Sania Mirza and her cricketer husband Shoaib Malik Thursday met with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to discuss launching a fund-raising campaign for the flood victims in the country.

The couple expressed grief over the devastation caused by the floods in Pakistan, the official APP news agency reported. They met him at Aiwan-e-Sadr (his official residence here).

They told the president that they would play exhibition matches both within and outside the country to help raise funds for the affected people.

Zardari thanked them for their kind gesture. He said the sportsmen are also ambassadors of the country who bring fame through their excellence in sports.

Pakistan's southern Sindh province has been reeling under floods for several weeks caused by incessant rains. The devastation has left thousands of people homeless and without adequate food.


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