Shotgun keeps date with Zain Zia in Pak

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 18:09

Islamabad: Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha
kept his date with Zain Zia, daughter of former Pakistan
President General Mohammad Ziaul Haq, with whom he had an
emotional meeting here on Wednesday.

The special brother-sister relationship, which the two
have nurtured for the past over 25 years, was rekindled with a
warm get together at the latter`s residence in Islamabad.

The bond which developed when General Zia was alive
continues till date, the ups and downs in Indo-Pak ties
notwithstanding.

Taking time out from the visit of Indian parliamentarians
to Pakistan, Sinha accompanied with his BJP colleagues
Yashwant Sinha and Syed Shahnawaz Hussain and NCP leader
Supriya Sule went to General Zia`s residence yesterday to meet
his daughter, who regards him as an elder brother.

"She was very happy after seeing me... she is my darling
sister and I love her very much," the Bollywood actor-turned-
BJP leader said.

Zain Zia hosted us warmly and served "lajawab"
(delicious) food including biryani, fish fry and a lots of
vegetarian dishes which she herself had cooked, Sinha said.

She enquired about Poonam Sinha and showered praise on
their daughter Sonakshi for her performance in the Bollywood
hit movie "Dabaang", Sinha popularly known as Shotgun Sinha,
said.

General Zia`s daughter said she and her family had
watched Sonakshi`s debut movie opposite Salman Khan several
times.

"Love and emotional attachment knows no boundary... this
is a special relationship of brother-sister between us which
is deep rooted unmindful of relationship between the two
neighbours," he added.

Besides, Zen Zia, her brother and former Pakistan
minister Ijaz-ul-Haq and his family were also present on the
occasion.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 17:59

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