A Very Long Engagement

Christina Leadlay
Published: Wednesday, 07/26/2006 12:00 am EDT

When Asif Iqbal's mother tells him it's time for him to get married and that she has found a bride for him in Pakistan, the19-year-old British-raised man doesn't waste any time. He obeys his mother's wishes and sets off for his homeland in mid-September, 2001. But what should have been a prompt wedding turns into a very long engagement .

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