Match made on Facebook: American woman marries Pakistani man

HARIPUR: An American woman and a Pakistani man from Haripur met on Facebook, after which she travelled all the way to Pakistan to marry him.

Mary Kathleen met Adeel Awan when he first sent her a friend request on the social media website, Facebook after which the two got connected and started talking.

According to reports, Mary, whose Muslim name is now Maryam, travelled all the way to Haripur and converted to Islam after which she married Adeel.

The wedding pictures show the bride, dressed in traditional clothes, surrounded by Adeel’s family.

Interestingly, this is not the first instance where a foreign woman married a Pakistani man after meeting on Facebook.

In January, a Canadian woman Agnetha travelled to Pakistan to tie the knot with Qaiser Abbas, who hails from Jalalpur Bhattian, after the two connected on Facebook.

A similar incident occurred in November 2017, when a Chinese woman travelled to Pakistan to be with a man from Layyah she met in 2015.