Islamabad: Austrian Ambassador in Pakistan Axel Wech has converted to Islam and tied knot to Sadia Afzaal, famous anchor of Pakistan’s state television programme ‘News Night’, a Facebook page said on Thursday.
Pakistan Media Watch citing sources said that the Austrian Ambassador has tied the knot with Sadia Afzaal and his decision to convert to Islam came just before their marriage.
The sources said that the couple was hiding details regarding their ‘Nikkah’ ceremony and the conversion.
Sadia Afzaal is based in Islamabad. She has worked as a reporter as well she has covered Foreign Office, Parliament and done a number of interviews with the heads of state including President Asif Ali Zardari, President Pervez Musharraf, PM Yousaf Raza Gillani, PM Shaukat Aziz.
She has been doing outdoor coverage too. She was the first female anchor to cover Swat operation with ISPR. She also covered incidents like Earthquake 2005, Floods 2010 and President Obama election 2008 with collaboration of Voice of America.
It is the second marriage of Sadia Afzaal as she was earlier known as Sadia Zafar. She also had a son from her first husband.
Meanwhile, according to The News Tribe correspondent from Islamabad, the Austrian embassy in the capital has not officially denied the report.
It is to be mentioned here that certain sectors of the society believe that the foreigners tie knot with the locals in order to easily move across the country and gather sensitive information.