Veena Malik threatened by the Taliban

Published: March 10, 2011

Malik says the letter has been sent from a Ahmed Masood of the Taliban.

Actress Veena Malik on Thursday claimed she had been threatened by the Taliban.

Malik, who is currently in India appearing on television shows for the cricket World Cup, told Express 24/7 that she had received a letter from the Taliban four days ago via a media house in Pakistan. On the authentication of the letter, Malik said she had spoken to representatives of the media house, who confirmed its legitimacy.

Malik says the letter has been sent from a Ahmed Masood of the Taliban. The contents of the letter threaten to give Malik ‘exemplary punishment for her work in India’, she claims. Malik said that the letter also threatens her family and that if anything happened to them she would hold the government responsible.

She said that she will not seek asylum in India, stating that running away was not an option and that she would return to Pakistan. Malik said that the Indian authorities had provided her with security and she was getting in touch with Pakistani authorities to inform them of the situation.

Malik had recently participated in the fourth season of the Indian reality show Bigg Boss.

 

Reader Comments (80)

  • K
    Mar 10, 2011 - 10:30PM

    yet another publicity stunt by VMRecommend

  • faraz
    Mar 10, 2011 - 10:45PM

    Her days are numberedRecommend

  • Feel pity for these threats. But Taliban awar kar kia sakte hai?Recommend

  • parvez
    Mar 10, 2011 - 11:13PM

    Now the Taliban are really in trouble.Recommend

  • Noor
    Mar 10, 2011 - 11:25PM

    Cowards. Recommend

  • Marium
    Mar 10, 2011 - 11:39PM

    *She needs asylum in Ashmit Patel House :P *Recommend

  • rofl
    Mar 10, 2011 - 11:41PM

    coward taliban. GOP should arrange security for Veena when she returns PakistanRecommend

  • anie
    Mar 10, 2011 - 11:52PM

    OMGGG Veeena we love you and support you and pray for your well being!
    one after another murders are happening in pakistan, why doesnt the taliban murder the actressess in pakistan who are doing far worse stuff!!!!!!!
    LOVE YOU VEEENA!Recommend

  • Mar 11, 2011 - 12:16AM

    It seems taliban has nothing else to work on.Recommend

  • Tihmur
    Mar 11, 2011 - 12:28AM

    Veena Malik Zindabad. Taliban Murdabad.Recommend

  • AB
    Mar 11, 2011 - 12:39AM

    This is just the excuse for her to seek assylum and live in India!! She must be stupid if she thinks people will beilieve this.Recommend

  • pakistan zindabhag
    Mar 11, 2011 - 12:43AM

    hakimullah beeen enjoying her dance on sheila ki jiwani!!!!Recommend

  • Khurram Nizami
    Mar 11, 2011 - 12:48AM

    bye bye veenaRecommend

  • pinkyzy
    Mar 11, 2011 - 1:20AM

    Gov should provide security!Recommend

  • Muhammed ale
    Mar 11, 2011 - 2:11AM

    Talibans are desperately waiting for bigboss season five, they just simply love it! Veena don’t you worry talibans can’t harm you they are busy watching desi kuriyan!!!Recommend

  • Malik Nasir
    Mar 11, 2011 - 2:21AM

    Sad News…!
    Start counting your days Ms.Veena :pRecommend

  • Mar 11, 2011 - 2:22AM

    @faraz:
    don’t u feel ashamed! talking like this about ur own countrywoman. When Shahrukh was harassed the Indian govt said tit for tat and you talk crap !Recommend

  • zahoor ahmed
    Mar 11, 2011 - 2:38AM

    why always plot plans against islam and its believers….
    no letter have been received by this loose character woman…
    this is only the america and hindu,,,
    who want to just defame islam and its peopleRecommend

  • hassan
    Mar 11, 2011 - 2:42AM

    taliban have this much spare time??? lol Recommend

  • Guppoo
    Mar 11, 2011 - 2:45AM

    Mufti Saaab, Yeh Kyaa Baat Hai !! Recommend

  • Asif ilyas
    Mar 11, 2011 - 3:03AM

    it is her another way to gain cheap publicity and place in media.she is a lady who just run for fame (in any case,positive or negative).she just want to take shelter in india throught this way.We know that BIG BOSS was nothing just a pre-planned drama.the romance between veena and ashmit was to creat intrest of viewers in BIG BOSS.There a other girls in BIGG BOSS but affairs was introduced between veena and ashmit as like same story in most indian movies. Recommend

  • Raj
    Mar 11, 2011 - 4:55AM

    She should wear burqas and live near Jama Masjid area of Delhi. She will be fine.Recommend

  • Radial
    Mar 11, 2011 - 4:57AM

    the hypocrisy of the taliban to threaten ‘exemplary punishment’ to anyone! when is the GOP going to give these criminals ‘exemplary punishment’ for the cold blooded murder of thousands of pakistani civilian citizens and waging war against the state?Recommend

  • Venky
    Mar 11, 2011 - 6:40AM

    Veena, this is not the time to be patriotic. Did you see what happened to Salman Taseer assailant? He got rose flower petals when he entered court room by custodians of law, I mean some lawyer community. Save yourself. Stay in India. Better times will come to Pakistan and you can return.Recommend

  • DIG
    Mar 11, 2011 - 8:08AM

    @I am a responsible and civilized citizen of Pakistan: Well a Muslim must act out of her/his own conscience i.e. Fear & love of ALLAH SWT rather then out of the fear of a human or a group. Recommend

  • viewer
    Mar 11, 2011 - 8:12AM

    Its amazing to hear that taliban watch these sort of stupid programs from their busy schedule…………….Veena another drama…..Recommend

  • Ms.khan
    Mar 11, 2011 - 9:03AM

    looks like taliban have a lot of time on their hands….Recommend

  • Pankaj
    Mar 11, 2011 - 9:19AM

    Indian government should give asylum to Veena malik Sherry rehman and Asma jehangir

    All three are in danger

    Only then will Pakistani people revolt against the TalibanRecommend

  • J Oberoi
    Mar 11, 2011 - 9:20AM

    @Marium:
    It is not fair to make comments like that. Veena is just making a living and she follows what the script writers of the show tell her to do. Give her a break. The Taliban should be condemned for this. I think Veena is not safe in Pakistan. She would be welcome in India if she seeks asylum because no woman deserves to be oppressed like she has been.Recommend

  • Asif
    Mar 11, 2011 - 9:27AM

    I am feeling peety for Taliban, they don’t have any work actully,Recommend

  • goolla
    Mar 11, 2011 - 9:37AM

    ashmat seems to be helpful in this purposeRecommend

  • Danish
    Mar 11, 2011 - 9:51AM

    Even the Taliban are watching her show :))))))Recommend

  • BushraS
    Mar 11, 2011 - 10:09AM

    I am amazed how casually people are taking a very real threat which has been given to Veena Malik. After Salman Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti, we cannot afford to ignore this threat; making a mockery out of it just shows the callousness of those behind such remarks.

    If, heaven forbid, something happens to Veena Malik, will we again be divided on the lines of whether she deserved it or not? What happened to the sanctity of human life? Just because one disagrees with a lifestyle choice of another doesn’t mean the other deserves to die. Recommend

  • RizwanTKhan
    Mar 11, 2011 - 10:42AM

    Just a publicity stunt by the great Veena Malik.Recommend

  • Noman Farooqi
    Mar 11, 2011 - 10:42AM

    If you really wanna do something good for Pakistan. Please take asylum in india, we don’t need you!
    Thanks.Recommend

  • Atif
    Mar 11, 2011 - 10:50AM

    nice joke :P WHo can believe an “epitomy of TRUTH” like Veena Patel :P ya u got it right ;)Recommend

  • moeed
    Mar 11, 2011 - 11:03AM

    this time i am with talibanRecommend

  • Khaliullah Bloach
    Mar 11, 2011 - 11:05AM

    Taliban should go after stategic targets instead of wating time on a nonentityRecommend

  • srk
    Mar 11, 2011 - 11:06AM

    she knows well, how to inRecommend

  • Kamran
    Mar 11, 2011 - 11:52AM

    thank God its not nation of Pakistan….what she is doing in india……..Pakistan should disown her anyway……..Recommend

  • imran
    Mar 11, 2011 - 12:14PM

    Veena should migrate to India because there she can be comfortable both for security and Ashmit her Boy Friend.Recommend

  • Ashutosh
    Mar 11, 2011 - 12:22PM

    None of the blogger condemned the Taliban for issuing thread to Veena !

    May be they think that it is not their neck at stake. It is somebody else neck to have fun!

    Ridiculous !

    Ridiculous even if everyone is opposed to what she dose in India or in Pakistan ! As she is not killing or causing any harm to any one or breaking any law in Pakistan or elsewhere ….

    If you people do not oppose such acts of terror, then rest assured it will be your neck soon, if not now. And probably sooner than you believe … you never know …Recommend

  • ALi
    Mar 11, 2011 - 12:56PM

    she should be v careful , ain’t seems any joke to me :pRecommend

  • opinionated
    Mar 11, 2011 - 1:07PM

    seriously, this woman is on crack! she asks for trouble and then goes crazy when trouble finds her!Recommend

  • Amit
    Mar 11, 2011 - 1:53PM

    She is just finding some excuse to run out of her country!!!… after coming to India she now really knows what life is… Good luck VM!!Recommend

  • farah
    Mar 11, 2011 - 1:59PM

    oh veena we love u. ALLAH apke madad karayRecommend

  • Kluivert
    Mar 11, 2011 - 2:02PM

    Ahmed Masood come out of closet and tell her you like her.Recommend

  • Arsalan
    Mar 11, 2011 - 2:07PM

    Veena come on………. You have talent but you are spoiled kid.

    No one is gonna kill you in Pak for funny things you did in India for fame and fortune. Recommend

  • raja umair
    Mar 11, 2011 - 3:12PM

    oh vina you deserve thisRecommend

  • Babar Jahangir
    Mar 11, 2011 - 3:24PM

    @farah:
    What an expression!!! and what a wish….May Allah guide her to the right path & you too!!!Recommend

  • DIG
    Mar 11, 2011 - 3:34PM

    A question for Indians what do you think about Pakistani Muslims who went through so much trouble for doing what our country woman & man are doing these days? Yes we condemn both with a heavy heart.Recommend

  • Anwar
    Mar 11, 2011 - 3:50PM

    PS: Please leave Pakistan. People like that belong in a country like India…and take Meera with you while you’re at it.Recommend

  • R S JOHAR
    Mar 11, 2011 - 6:50PM

    If this warning is genuine then I am afraid Veena and her family are in serious trouble. Bigg Boss in Pakistan is Taleban and even those provided with fool proof security by the state, were not spared by these butchers. If she has decided to go back to Pakistan, the only way to save her life is to offer apology to these fanatics and hope for the best. Recommend

  • Mar 11, 2011 - 6:53PM

    -

    Talibans need to get a life… or get exploded perhaps.Recommend

  • Mountis Emad
    Mar 11, 2011 - 7:37PM

    Why do we care for her?
    After all she has changed her nationality from Pakistani to an IndianRecommend

  • Mar 11, 2011 - 10:50PM

    pack your bags Veena!!Recommend

  • Karim Khan
    Mar 12, 2011 - 1:08AM

    India shuold provide her citizenship.

    Veena Ji, we all wish you safe!Recommend

  • Mar 12, 2011 - 1:27AM

    just another way to remain in talks n media….Recommend

  • Marium
    Mar 12, 2011 - 1:39AM

    @J Oberoi:

    Who you are to make statements on my comments and by the way i was just joking.No hard feelings please!Recommend

  • mussarat hussain
    Mar 12, 2011 - 6:08AM

    Veena Malik should marry an Indian “blue-eyed boy”, the best option of seeking asylum there.

    MussaratRecommend

  • Imran butt
    Mar 12, 2011 - 8:09AM

    Talibans have watched Big Boss very late. Recommend

  • Imran butt
    Mar 12, 2011 - 8:10AM

    Talibans have watchec Big Boss very late. Recommend

  • Billoo Bhaya
    Mar 12, 2011 - 1:30PM

    @Babar Jahangir:
    You are Two names of Mogul Emperors. Wow! Allah is guiding you. Better let Veena and Farah guide themselves. They are doing a good job. I luv Veena so Nakam Aashiq lay off her. Recommend

  • faraz
    Mar 12, 2011 - 1:49PM

    @Dr Priyanka

    If she has recieved letters from taliban, then she should leave the country, the goverment cant and wont protect her. Considering the scale of radicalization of our society, i am not at all suprised at such death threats.Recommend

  • Imran butt
    Mar 12, 2011 - 2:34PM

    Sad ! Talibans have watched this show very late…Recommend

  • cosmo
    Mar 12, 2011 - 3:52PM

    @moeed:
    Don’t fool yourself. People like you are always with Taliban. There is not this time.
    You are one of the terrorists. Recommend

  • ik
    Mar 12, 2011 - 5:19PM

    BIGG TOSS by the TalibanRecommend

  • Yousuf
    Mar 12, 2011 - 6:22PM

    Don’t the taliban have anything better to do?Recommend

  • shabbir
    Mar 13, 2011 - 12:52AM

    How the GOP provides security to an actress, whereas its own ministered are under threat. I think every body can should be responsible for its own security. Recommend

  • maxelll
    Mar 13, 2011 - 2:56AM

    me 2 this time @moeed: Recommend

  • balma
    Mar 13, 2011 - 10:48AM

    all talibaan and qadri followers should be immediately kaalaa-paaneed!Recommend

  • Mar 13, 2011 - 1:40PM

    Vina’s claim is a searious one and govt should take some action to provide her security, if not provided then Vina may be eligible to apply for Asylum (like cricketers, polititions, and other religious minorities).

    If she really fears of life or persicution in Pakistsn then she must move to the counteries that are signatory of Geniva Conventions 1951.

    I am immigration lawyer based in London may well be able to assist and advice her in this matter.

    Good Luck Vina Malik Recommend

  • Islamphobia
    Mar 13, 2011 - 11:48PM

    America and its allies have played this Al-Qaeda & Taliban card so thoroughly that now even theek t’haak musalman find this tsunami hard one to hold. How will we d’heelay d’halay Muslim manage to escape “Dajjal” when it appears? May ALLAH help us all, Aameen! Recommend

  • Nitin Mehta
    Mar 14, 2011 - 5:33AM

    I have great respect for Veena Malik. I think she should move to India. Also, all the talented and broad minded people (who are curenetly getting flak/threats in Pakistan for not being muslim enough: for instance, Najam Sethi, Hasan Nisar, Nadeem Paracha, Pervez Hoodboy, Irfan Hussein) should leave Pakistan and move to India – they will be much more appreciated there. Given the types of Idiotic comments from the likes of Veena mailik’s own compatriots (Arsalan, Noman, Kamran and Zahoor), what these compatriots really deserve is to be ruled and subjugated by the Taliban – only then they will achieve true bliss. Recommend

  • Waqar
    Mar 14, 2011 - 10:00AM

    veena :

    This the time to disco for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Recommend

  • Bhagat Singh Lyallpuria
    Mar 14, 2011 - 3:54PM

    @Ashutosh: Most of the people who r making fun of veena, are hypocrites. they do all that like romancing the gals n boys, cheating and religious n sectarian bigotry but they dont want anyone others to live. the people having objections on veena’s act in india, certainly watch n love indian movies n songs and this is duality of Pakistani citizens at large which is vivid. few examples in this case: PEMRA banned Indian channels on cable but English channels which have more nudity r allowed. Indian movies n every thing is available in market. the high ups have Dish and other devices to freely watch every crap.

    The Taliban Factor is really worrisome but we need to see who is behind them. It is the same enemy of Pakistan which pre-informed Bait ullah Mehsood and helped him to escape from Pak army for number of times. As Holy Quran describes ” aur akal valon k liye iss mai nishaniyan hain” Same enemy is coming to India in guise of a friend. Remember my words, my country Pakistan is facing today, India will face tomorrow. Recommend

  • mussarat hussain
    Mar 14, 2011 - 10:34PM

    @Raj: Great!. You are very correct my dear.

    Veena should live in the vicinity of Jama Masjid Delhi, take head to toe veil like cauliflower,
    cover her hands with gloves, legs with long shoes like rescue workers put during flooding season, should hold a long beadles (Tasbi) in one hand and sword on other so that no man can dare to stare her. She should never come out of her home.

    Rest assure she will never be touched by any male “Religious Fanatic” because “they” people are of different “line”, they are just found of “blue-eyed boys”. Veena is as safe as “Vichatarveena”.

    MussaratRecommend

  • Mar 15, 2011 - 9:25AM

    Taliban, should stop threatening and killing innocent people. Recommend

  • lol
    Mar 22, 2011 - 5:24AM

    Taliban SHOWS who the ‘BIG BOSS’ is ;)Recommend

  • mussarat hussain
    Mar 22, 2011 - 8:44PM

    Showing their interests in Veena Malik, it sounds as if Taliban have changed their “Taste”.,
    vow……………..a big change.

    MussaratRecommend

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