No Pakistan citizenship for Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza's newborn baby

Malik had earlier said the kid won't be Indian or Pakistani citizen.

Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik | Instagram

Tennis star Sania Mirza and Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik are blessed with a baby boy. Malik had let everyone know about it on social media. His tweet read, "Excited to announce: It's a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled #BabyMirzaMalik."

The couple has named the newborn Izhaan Mirza Malik. Izhaan means God’s gift in Arabic. According to a report in the Mumbai Mirror, the baby is healthy and weighs 3.5 kg. Sania was admitted to the Rainbow Children’s Hospital & Birthright by Rainbow at Banjara Hills on Monday. 

But after two days of the birth of the baby, an issue popped up. Is Izhaan Indian or Pakistani citizen? As per reports of Duniya News, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) don't allow an Indian for Pakistan citizenship. Though Pakistan allows dual nationality with 19 countries, but India is not on the list.

Indian tennis star Mirza is an Indian citizen ever after marrying the Pakistan cricketer. 

Malik had already opened up about the nationality of the kid in September. Shoaib had told reporters in Pakistan that his child would neither be a Pakistani national nor Indian. "The nationality does not matter however it will neither be Indian nor Pakistani," Malik said.

By Sihyeu Singh - 01 Nov, 2018

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