I used to wear a burqa in school: Veena Malik

Published: December 4, 2011

Veena said she knows her limit as a Muslim. PHOTO: FILE

Veena said she knows her limit as a Muslim.  PHOTO: FILE Veena Malik maintains that the picture had been morphed. PHOTO: FILE

Pakistan actor Veena Malik said on Sunday that she wore a burqa during her academic years. Speaking to an Australian newspaper regarding the ongoing controversy over her alleged naked photo shoot for FHM India, Malik said that she was a Muslim and knew her limits.

She criticized Pakistani society, saying that women are mistreated in Pakistan and the proof of that was that there were never incidents of acid thrown on men. She added that in Pakistan people also made a fuss over what one wore, whereas she praised India in this regard, saying that women should have the freedom to wear a burqa or jeans.

Speaking to Star News, Malik reiterated that she had not posed nude for FHM India and that she had advised her lawyer to file a case against them.

Talking about her upcoming show with an Indian news agency, she said that she had been unsuccessful in love and hence wanted to find her partner through the show, which would go on air soon.

Reader Comments (106)

  • Malik
    Dec 4, 2011 - 10:21PM

    i am guessing it was only burqa that she wore

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  • Bill
    Dec 4, 2011 - 10:24PM

    Then what happened to burqa mufti sahab???

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  • sana shahzad
    Dec 4, 2011 - 10:27PM

    veena,no need to prove how muslim you are,don’t give into the abuse and harassment directed your way by the mullah brigade.you don’t need to provide any clarification or justification to the religious lobby in our country.these hypocrites baying for your blood have no right judging you,who appointed these religious fanatics the thekaydaars of morality in our society? this self styled moral police needs first to take on the religious militants killing our brave soldiers and civilians.
    There is no need to grovel before these people,no need to prove how muslim you are,that’s for god to judge,not these maulvis.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Dec 4, 2011 - 10:35PM

    Find a doctor like Reema.

    You will become multimillionaire.

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  • Err
    Dec 4, 2011 - 11:30PM

    Nude or Burqa, nobody cares Lady. You are not that important! Seriously, whats that them Britishers like to say, “Todays news, tommorows fish and chips paper’Recommend

  • AsliShasli
    Dec 4, 2011 - 11:53PM

    Oh for gods sake please shut up already, you did a naked shoot… Big deal. India treats women better than Pakistan, are you really that stupid. A country where infanticide of female was carried at such a scale that men will outnumber women 10:7 in next 5years. God women you seriously need to put a zip on your mouth at times it seems words just fall out.Recommend

  • American Desi
    Dec 5, 2011 - 12:02AM

    @Malik: LOL! Besides jokes, kudos to the lady for not only showing her beautiful body but also for showing some spine..Recommend

  • Canjuice
    Dec 5, 2011 - 12:36AM

    You look hot, Veena Malik – that is all that matters. You wanted recognition and wanted to break into the ‘item girl’ brigade. You have it, now. You are as good as the best, in Bollywood. Love you.

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  • x
    Dec 5, 2011 - 1:12AM

    i am not part of the ghairat brigade, i consider myself a liberal person. but seriously, if this is true (and it seems likely) then veena is morally and in every other way repugnant. to each his own, yes. but as a representative of pakistan, you have no right to abuse our name in the world. its not called being conservative or suppressing women, its basic decency and ethics. then tomorrow, in the name of this liberalism, if people start shooting photos of sexual activities, is that a matter of not repressing them as well?

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  • jace
    Dec 5, 2011 - 1:16AM

    No person who believes in women rights would EVER pose naked. that is just gross. clothes were invented for a reason otherwise we could have continued the way we were like apes. Recommend

  • who is she anyways?
    Dec 5, 2011 - 1:31AM

    Why bring islam in you interview? As per Islam you cannot even wear a sleeve less shirt……. so since there is no true islami pakistan, do not bring religion .

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  • Maria
    Dec 5, 2011 - 1:45AM

    Unfortunately us Pakistanis try to profess how good of a Muslim we are by emphasizing our adherence to the five pillars or a certain dress/appearance code. In my humble opinion this is incorrect. Islam is about equality, fairness, humility, good moral values and respect to others. We will be answerable to God not because we missed a prayer but we let a little kid in our neighborhood go hungry.
    Veena is woman who has been wronged; wronged by our society and our men who have used her. We so need to return to our Sufi roots so that our young men and women do not resort to such behavior for the greed of money or for love, respect and fulfillment. We need to embrace Veena and let her know we still love her despite her antics. I fear her experience in India will leave her a broken person. Their media is becoming similar to the West; sensationalist and preying on troubled souls (e.g Amy Winehouse).
    We need to empower our young to make to the right decisions. God bless Veena and guide her!

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  • Dec 5, 2011 - 3:04AM

    She’s suffering from ADHD, ignore her.

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  • Kashif Iqbal
    Dec 5, 2011 - 5:25AM

    Hahahaha.. I’m laughing like hell… =D

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  • Kashif Iqbal
    Dec 5, 2011 - 5:26AM

    She used to wear a burqa in school but now ahem ahem ;)

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  • Saad Durrani
    Dec 5, 2011 - 7:33AM

    @Mohammad Ali Siddiqui:
    Why find a doctor when she is getting a lot to be a poseur for a reality television show?

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  • riz
    Dec 5, 2011 - 7:57AM

    @sana shahzad: please do not support Obscenity—- if this is freedom that she is doing then God saves us.

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  • riz
    Dec 5, 2011 - 7:58AM

    she is using such tactics to get popularity

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  • waqas
    Dec 5, 2011 - 9:12AM

    U looked way hot btw :-P

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  • FAZ
    Dec 5, 2011 - 9:33AM

    Its like she is blaming the burqa for whatever she is doing in India!
    The Burqa shunned my feelings!
    The Burqa limited my freedom!
    The Burqa turned me so desperate that it made me go to the FHM!

    Do whatever you like in India! I dont know why she is being given such importance here!!

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  • R S JOHAR
    Dec 5, 2011 - 9:36AM

    Veena wore burqa in school which she would have to wear again for her safety, when she goes back to Pakistan.

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  • Chulbul Pandey
    Dec 5, 2011 - 10:04AM

    everyone talks of burqa and veena tell me what you make of this…the other day i saw my local (friday prayer maulvi) near a traffic light listening to ‘wanna be my chammak challo’ next to me…the minute i turned left and said maulvi sahab asalamualaikum he rolled his window up and smiled and gave me a head gesture. i have told my neighbours about this i hope someone will take action against this maulana.

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  • from India
    Dec 5, 2011 - 10:14AM

    I really like her name – Veena – its another name of Goddess Saraswati – the Hindu Goddess of Knowledge and Sangeet !!

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  • sajid
    Dec 5, 2011 - 11:02AM

    Chulbul Panday
    Everybody is listeing to this song in Pakistan these days and you are after a poor molana? Molvion ka dil nahi hota kya?

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  • Tipu Sultan
    Dec 5, 2011 - 11:14AM

    She is awesome let her do her job

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  • S. Baker
    Dec 5, 2011 - 11:28AM

    Veena, Do NOT Care of these so-called
    Molvis or Maulanas or other fanatics
    goons are saying! You look very pretty &
    I salute your courage & audacity against
    These hypocrites! I hope many Veenas will
    come forward without any fear of these
    Fanatics!!! Great Job!!

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  • Mard-e-Haq
    Dec 5, 2011 - 12:04PM

    Most Pakistani women do not wear a burqa and therefore contravene Islamic laws. Islamic laws are Islamic laws and facts are facts. Even those who wear the dupatta intentionally let it slide for the sex appeal.

    So, why the brouhaha and hypocrisy?

    The mullah brigade should just bomb a girls school or kill some minority community member to let off steam. That’s what they are good at — destroying Pakistan.Recommend

  • Nero
    Dec 5, 2011 - 12:25PM

    @from India:
    Veena does not mean “Saraswati – the goddess of learning”. It means the musical instrument that the Goddess plays. I think you are not even Hindu.

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  • Umair Waheed Sheikh, Khayban e Hafiz,IBA Karachi
    Dec 5, 2011 - 12:26PM

    Veena I liked your photo. Maybe you can give my fiance some dieting advice!

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  • Javed
    Dec 5, 2011 - 12:35PM

    @Bill:
    He is reigning supreme like the rest of his kind.

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  • Altaf Hussain, Mumbai
    Dec 5, 2011 - 1:01PM

    This one needs to go the Film Institute at Pune. Without formal training, she is not likely to succeed at the highest level. Even top draws like Juhi Chawla, Priyanka Chopra or even Priety Zinta had taken formal acting courses at Pune. Though she has plenty to flaunt, simply undressing won’t help.

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  • Americans for Veena Malik
    Dec 5, 2011 - 1:16PM

    The American public have gone gaga for Venna Malik; Lady Gaga is considering doing a musical video of Veena struggle and hope that proceeds from the Video can help the many charitable causes for this fine model/actress with her stunning looks who is trying to buckle the religious elements in Pakistan, our best wishes are with you and here is some of the crazy coverage that is being shown around America

    http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/pakistani-actress-under-fire-for-nude-cover-shot-in-fhm-india/question-2319313/

    http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/did-you-know-pakistani-actress-veena-malik-poses-nearly-nude-in-fhm-magazine/question-2319117/Recommend

  • Parvez
    Dec 5, 2011 - 1:32PM

    Wish you well, Veena Malik. Hypocrisy is not part of your get-up and that is good.

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  • Babar
    Dec 5, 2011 - 1:33PM

    If a male actor had bared his chest surely there would have been no uproar. For heaven’s sake, its just her chest, Why have double standards about women? Something that men can do why women can not do? Why do we hate women’s body. Just because women’s chest is beautiful is no reason to hate every sight of it. BTW. many women would find bare chest’s of well toned men as hot as men find that of women. So why not get offended by men’s “nude” pictures. I am not supporting baring chests. But standards should be same for men and women.Recommend

  • Pk
    Dec 5, 2011 - 1:42PM

    Acid is not thrown on men?
    Remember a few days ago a woman cut down her husband and cooked his meat?
    I guess that’s not equal to throwing acid.

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  • AHMED
    Dec 5, 2011 - 1:44PM

    see, in academic years she used to wore burqa, then when her professional life started in pakistan she wore shalwar kameez, then jeans, then in india, what she wore, we all know, and now the current controversy, i wonder what will happen next in veena maliks life….. u people keep pondering it till it actually happens…..:P

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  • Umber Siddiqui
    Dec 5, 2011 - 1:54PM

    Veena: PLEASE GET A LIFE! and Stop Bringing Islam and Burqa into everything. You did what you did and dont pretend like you did not know what is going to be the reaction of all you actions! Its high time Pakistani’s paying heed to attention seekers like Veena Malik!

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  • M.A.
    Dec 5, 2011 - 2:01PM

    When acts like prostitution and pornography are condemned illegal or immoral, then how can people go around claiming freedom. Technically if one should have the freedom to do what they want and to wear what they want then why so much fuss over selling ones body, but clearly ethical reasons. And if society and government can draw the line there, then whats wrong when society (ex; Pakistani) draws the line at how much body exposure is considered decent? Women like Veena have no right to go around claiming which country gives their women more freedom. In my opinion I believe the boundries set by Pakistani society aim at protecting womens’ dignity and respect. And societies that encourage women to dress so scantily and vulgarly do nothing but oppress women to always be image conscious and degrade them to only objects of male desire. Shame on Veena and all women who believe that the freedom to walk around naked is any freedom at all.

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  • Amber
    Dec 5, 2011 - 2:01PM

    What does a wearing a BURQA gotta do with her present scene !
    she is found in two pieces or similar kinda clothing now!!Recommend

  • Dec 5, 2011 - 2:22PM

    What if she used to wear burqa in school? It doesn’t mean she can’t shoot nude for money!

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  • Bushra
    Dec 5, 2011 - 2:27PM

    Remember to bring you burqa way back to Pakistan…..you will surely need it here. Recommend

  • Acorn Guts
    Dec 5, 2011 - 2:33PM

    Well she just did .. get over it. I wanted to say something about what we’ve been exporting all along to the middle east under the ‘cultural exchange program’ but think I’ll skip that .. suffice to say we like to think Pakistanis are all squeaky clean .. far from it. Let it go ..

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  • Straight Fire
    Dec 5, 2011 - 3:39PM

    @sana shahzad:
    Nor you are called for defending her defiance. The fate of this country is in the hands of same mullah brigade with whom you are filled your venomous hatred. Generalizing their behavior by putting forward your rugged and open-ended statistics regarding the killings made in this country, you cannot withstanding in any court of law where you can actually prove anything.

    The decision has been made and Veena will meet his fate soon … you take care of yourself

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  • Serial Killer
    Dec 5, 2011 - 3:42PM

    @x:
    You can either be the part of Ghairat brigade or Be-ghairat brigade at one time … Denying to be the part of one automatically put you in other class. And believe me you can’t change the way it is.

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  • maz3tt
    Dec 5, 2011 - 4:13PM

    wow she knows here limits big clap. just seeing your picture veena ji above . you are looking hot

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  • narayana murthy
    Dec 5, 2011 - 4:22PM

    I’m signing up for Veena’s Swayamvara and hope to seal the deal. Are you?!!!

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  • Saleem
    Dec 5, 2011 - 4:28PM

    Has she renounced her religion? (Malik said that she was a Muslim and knew her limits – line 4 to 5 of the story). Is this correct or a goof-up on the part of the news paper?

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  • touseef
    Dec 5, 2011 - 5:03PM

    @sana shahzad:
    If those who talk about Islam are “Thaakadars” and those who promote nudity,sex are “progressive” if those who condemn veena are hypocrates then what do you think about Holly prophet Muhammad (PBUH) ? who commanded all women to wear clothes that do hide your body.
    Miss Sana when some one goes abroad, he/she represents whole nation & as a member of Pakistani nation I condemn condemn veena & I condemn your thinking.

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  • Dec 5, 2011 - 5:06PM

    Why are the so-called liberalists lashing out at Mullahs while talking about Veena’s stunt?
    Do they think that ONLY Maulvis are condemning Veena? Aren’t normal Pakistanis, even Veena Malik’s father, are making an outcry over it for God’s sake!

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  • MB
    Dec 5, 2011 - 5:23PM

    Why are so many of you trying to persuade Ms. Malik to come out bold when she herself claims she knows “her limits as a Muslim”?

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  • Abhay
    Dec 5, 2011 - 5:28PM

    She meant Burkini!!!:)

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  • ma awan
    Dec 5, 2011 - 5:54PM

    @sana shahzad:
    would u like to be in the same pose?

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  • anonymous
    Dec 5, 2011 - 6:28PM

    this isnt about india or pakistan.it’s about the culture and the religion.Islam is more strict when it comes to covering onself due to protect women and since pak is a islamic country,it promotes that wheras in india,theres a mixed culture and thus one religion does not overshadow the others so indians are more calm and collective about the dressing.however,what veena did is a shame and instead of giving a solid explaination ,she’s badmouthing her country.If she thinks India is going to give her a better place than shes wrong,if one cannot be loyal to her own country,how can she be loyal to anothers?and there are several other ways to get publicity,perhaps through her hard work instead of her body??Recommend

  • nayel1992
    Dec 5, 2011 - 6:28PM

    i used to wear burqa in school but today i don’t wore nothing
    this should be the subject of this article

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  • Tahir Amjad
    Dec 5, 2011 - 6:28PM

    Used to wear BURQA during school days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    HAHAHAHAHAHAH…….REALY?????

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  • Ahmed Munir
    Dec 5, 2011 - 6:29PM

    Dear Miss Veena,
    Pakistani may be backward in many respects than Indians but quoting you, they don’t remove clothes from a woman’s body and publish it on a magazine cover. Kindly stay in India with your feeble efforts to find love. Thank you!Recommend

  • Pro Bono Publico
    Dec 5, 2011 - 7:25PM

    @AsliShasli:
    Of course, India is better for V Malik because she generates money from there! Money talks. Even gets one undressed!

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  • Tahmina
    Dec 5, 2011 - 7:26PM

    May Allah forgive her and she admits what she did and ask for forgivness from Allah.Because nothing last.One day she will realize every thing.

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  • hummera hassan
    Dec 5, 2011 - 7:35PM

    in pakistan every1 has right to wear anything one wants but there are some limits in every society. even in west its not considered ethical. i dont know how anyone could be so cheap just to gain the publicity they can do anythingRecommend

  • dr
    Dec 5, 2011 - 8:10PM

    @chulbul pandey, you criticize maulvis of being extremists, fanatics, etc when you have someone listening to an indian song, you want action to be taken against him’.. islam is largely a matter of interpretation, but interpretation within some predefined, set in stone limits.. as a religious scholar , his knowledge and correct use of that knowledge as well as his adherence to basic tenets of islam is what makes him a good maulvi.. other than that, listening to an indian song does not make him liable under grand treachery or whatever you seem to believe Recommend

  • x
    Dec 5, 2011 - 8:14PM

    totally agree with M.A.. and as for those who argue that just because we dont cover our heads as ordained b islam, we have no right to condemn someone for being naked, theres a world of difference between the two. here’s an analogy.. the differnece between a person who survives on a small piece of bread per day for a month and another who eats absolutely nothing for a month.. the first person , however malnourished and weak would survive whereas the second person would starve to death. understand the difference.

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  • zalim singh
    Dec 5, 2011 - 8:35PM

    with nothing underneath?

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  • Dec 5, 2011 - 8:37PM

    “That she was a Muslim and knew her limits”So now veena admits that she is not a muslim anymore?

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  • Anam Tanveer
    Dec 5, 2011 - 9:11PM

    What is wrong with you people? Please get a life. Its her very right to wear whatever she likes. What she does and does not it’s entirely her call and one shouldn’t have problem with that. Having said that we should first try to rectify oneself then to raise fingers on others. She is an artist and belongs to entertainment industry, she’s not there to teach how to offer prayers in media. And besides the bold shoot is concerned yes it’s true that she hasn’t done it the Indian fashion magazine has manipulated her.

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  • Sara
    Dec 5, 2011 - 9:15PM

    Cut the crap!
    nd plzz stop criticizing Pakistani society…we live in a society where a girl like u shud not be allowed to live. You are a shame for us, please go get indian nationality nd strt living dere…dat is wat u want.The things u do,do not come under freedom…in plain wrds it is called begherti, and stop lying all the time. “I wore burqa in school” or “mene ashmit ko namaz parhai”.Recommend

  • cockroach Mullah
    Dec 5, 2011 - 9:22PM

    Even Mullahs wont kill her for this photoshot. They can use these pics in many ways…So please dont abuse Mullahs just out o fashion..first take our side of the story…We are si eagerly waiting for the release of the video of this shoot..Veena is hot to handle…And those who say she should wear burqa before entering Pakistan are crazy… We want her to come in the dress she used during this photoshoot…Recommend

  • Asad
    Dec 5, 2011 - 9:37PM

    Well Veena I am ready to believe you that you wore a burkha at school or that the picture on FHM is not your real picture. BUT if this is True Veena, have you learnt your lesson and have you understood why our Creator asks Women to cover up? If you try to be liberal and wear skimpy clothes, the next thing you see is that all your clothes are taken off by people in whose company you remain. Veena, Do you feel liberated by the photos of FHM or do you feel humiliated by those photos? Its time you came back to the teachings of Islam, remember that Allah (swt) will accept sincere repentence before every human being’s death hour.
    Islam elevates the status of every woman who follows the teachings of Islam. As a mother a woman is three times more important than a father (Man), as a wife she is respected by all, as a sister she is cared for by her father and brothers. Islam treats a woman like treasure and treasure is always covered up not laid bare. Western culture has humiliated women and Veena by following that culture is an example of humiliation. Hence most converts to Islam in the west are Women!

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  • ASD
    Dec 5, 2011 - 10:33PM

    @Asad:
    Totally agrees with Asad!
    I don’t understand why people bring Molvis into every aspect. Its like they just need one lame excuse to bash their Image even though they are not even saying anything. The people who says such kind of things most look with in themselves what they are…
    And remember there will be a Period ” . ” in life! What will you people do then? Parhaye likhay Jaahil!

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  • Altaf Hussain, Mumbai
    Dec 5, 2011 - 10:34PM

    What has the ‘Creator’ got to do with the issue on hand? Guys like you bring bad name to Islam.

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  • Baba Altaf Hussain
    Dec 5, 2011 - 10:56PM

    Burqay main rehnay dau…Burqa na uthaoo!!

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  • imran
    Dec 5, 2011 - 11:46PM

    Veena, if you have not done anything, why you are trying to prove that you are clean lady, I think you heard chor ki dari ma tinka. Don’t pretend. Whatever happened face it.

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  • FJK
    Dec 6, 2011 - 12:46AM

    thas y she is unveiled now..damn it..spoiled pakistan’s image..

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  • Sehar Hayat
    Dec 6, 2011 - 1:12AM

    She’s just using Islam and Islamic society as an excuse to cover it up and gain sympathy from non-muslims. Whether the picture is true or not, she’s been trying to seek attention since Big Boss. Now she should really learn her lesson. Accepting Islam as it is, or being ‘liberal’ is her decision. But being liberal doesn’t mean you can pose naked, or semi-naked for a photoshoot and still continue to call yourself muslim by throwing facts such as ‘wearing a burqa in school’. We don’t care.

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  • Michael zakaria
    Dec 6, 2011 - 1:35AM

    Woo… FHM should have done a burka shoot. Woo… that would be enticing. Islamic women with tatoos in a burka, perhaps posing with an explosive road side bomb before a mullah shows up to give her some caning in the you know where.

    Seriously folks, it is just some fantasy thing. No harm done.

    A ghairatmand Pakistani

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  • mubuku grapa
    Dec 6, 2011 - 3:49AM

    @Nero: Like the legendary British philosopher, Ali G, says, You may tomato, I say potato…it’s all same.

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  • mubuku grapa
    Dec 6, 2011 - 3:51AM

    @jace: What about Stormy Daniels then?

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  • viewer
    Dec 6, 2011 - 5:51AM

    nude people are mistreated all over the globe that’s why veena got publicity all over the world so she had no right to just blame Pakistan………

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  • Hasan
    Dec 6, 2011 - 6:16AM

    So what! I used to go to church every Sunday morning when in primary school but that doesn’t make me a better Catholic!

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  • Ajay
    Dec 6, 2011 - 10:20AM

    @sana shahzad:
    Now, If Veena gave another photo shoot to FHM with Burqa and little else (a Burqa version), my guess is that burqas would become very popular fashion fixture around the world! Veena would be followed around for new fashion trends. To me she looks more attarctive than Aishwarya Rai.

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  • Ajay
    Dec 6, 2011 - 10:22AM

    @FAZ:
    These current acts are a rebellion against the burqa which she was perhaps forced to bear when young by the pressures of society. In all such cases, rebellion against society is a natural outcome. She is fortunate to have attained the freedom to travel and do as she lik ebecause of her achievements.

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  • Pure Pakistani
    Dec 6, 2011 - 10:33AM

    Veena Malik…. please to seek actual knowledge of Islam. and if you don’t know any thing about Islam…there is no need to say anything with the reference of Islam … as a Muslim you are not allowed to say that “women should have the freedom to wear a burqa or jeans”

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  • Dec 6, 2011 - 11:24AM

    Seriously guys,
    we are making a fuss out of this issue. let her sell her body for pennies for all we care. nude or covered what do we have to do with her. we have other issues more important than this worthless piece of crap

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  • Umair Waheed Sheikh, Khayban e Hafiz,IBA Karachi
    Dec 6, 2011 - 2:49PM

    @Umair Ahmed: Veena isnt crap. She is a divaRecommend

  • Arshad Nabi
    Dec 6, 2011 - 2:50PM

    Why too much importance given to lady? She is doing right, where she belongs.

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  • narayana murthy
    Dec 6, 2011 - 4:03PM

    If this girl (albeit stupid) returns to Pakistan, what is the guarantee that there’s no Qadri Ambush to hack her?!!!

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  • sashayub
    Dec 6, 2011 - 4:50PM

    my guess…..what she does now is a reaction to the burqa she was forced to wear to school………… sad, because we as muslims have taken the sanctity out of burqas (still suffering from the flux of Farhat Hashmi burqas)

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  • FAZ
    Dec 6, 2011 - 5:27PM

    @Ajay:
    The advise her to sue the burqa then!
    The fact my Indian friend is, that there are countless women who take hijab, go to universities, offices and factories. They are far more educated than her and are contributing very significantly than Veena Malick!
    This whole blog/post is useless! Burqa or hijab has never been a hinderance in women development! Peoples mentality has been. And this mentality is never gona change by posting nude shots of yourself or roaming naked in India!

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  • Rafi Ka Deewana
    Dec 6, 2011 - 7:13PM

    I always wondered how the Burqua wearing women must look like. The only looks I knew until last week was Sadhna’s from 50 years back. Now I am updating it to Veena’s looks.

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  • w1
    Dec 6, 2011 - 7:44PM

    yeah girls like her should be kept in burqa otherwise they go crazy once they are let out and forget that they are humans not animals. i cover my head and i have studied in co-ed institutes, have lots of friends including boys and now work in an organization alongside men and women.. but i believe my purdah gives me great security and a sense of respect so that i can have friends, work with men but there are certain limits which no one crosses and certain liberties no one has ever taken with me. i dont advocate purdah for everyone but it does have it advantages. some girls, decent nice girls, sometimes end up facing embarrassing sitautions as guys get too friendly with them, i know the girls dont mean anything wrong. however, in this regard, i think my purdah gives me greater security while working in a mans world and that is true liberation of women

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  • goria
    Dec 6, 2011 - 8:27PM

    Relay u know about Islam?

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  • R S JOHAR
    Dec 6, 2011 - 10:25PM

    Veenaji, nobody is going to disagree or question you for wearing burqa in school and normal clothes theirafter. But please tell me what made you to decide that you dont need to wear any of these two formats now ??

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  • Asad
    Dec 7, 2011 - 3:27AM

    @Bill:
    then … she woke up, it was only a dream.

    As for her limits, well, there are no limits.

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  • Nirvan
    Dec 7, 2011 - 3:47AM

    @Maria:
    Maria. Well said. I am not sure whether your name means what it says and if you are from Pakistan, God bless you for your wisdom. Veena is an Indian string instrument used in devotional music. That instrument can very well be used to sing the praises of Allah or Christ in the holy trinity. Her father was secular when he named his child ‘Veena’.
    The religious zealotos need to look into their minds and see the bigotry and madness before casting stones.Recommend

  • Yasir Hasan
    Dec 7, 2011 - 10:23AM

    Why she and Meera been given too much importance, I fail to understand…

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  • Dec 7, 2011 - 11:00AM

    Veena is not doing anything wrong. Why this debate of being a true Muslim? True Muslims do not kill innocent people. If maulanas in Pakistan have guts they should come out in open against terrorists.

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  • kaalchakra
    Dec 7, 2011 - 11:52AM

    Nirvan

    That is a very stupid comment. Who gave you the right to call normal Muslims religious zealots suffering from bigotry and madness? Why don’t you follow your own religion

    Ashutosh

    Good to meet a scholar of Islam who knows Islam better than all Pakistanis here. Recommend

  • Dec 7, 2011 - 4:54PM

    Of what use is wearing a burqa, when a girl is completely nude & cloth-less under it ?

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  • qasim
    Dec 7, 2011 - 6:44PM

    @Anum:
    well said mam

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  • anonymous
    Dec 8, 2011 - 2:38AM

    we are doing exactly what she wanted,through nude shoot or not.let her be.

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  • aleena
    Dec 8, 2011 - 2:55AM

    For God’s sake! live and let live. SO WHAT if she’s doing nude photoshoots? It’s her life and she can do whatever she wants to. If she doesn’t have a problem with what she’s doing then why should you? Who are you to question her? ABSOLUTELY NO ONE!

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  • Salman
    Dec 8, 2011 - 2:29PM

    So this means she actually did attended school?

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  • Naeem Javid Muhammad Hassani
    Dec 9, 2011 - 7:37PM

    No need to explain anything. Everything has been explained as your father disowned you. That is enough for everyone.

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  • k
    Dec 10, 2011 - 1:47PM

    it’s ur passion n not to worry about anybody , burqa is good pardha

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  • Inner Observer
    Dec 16, 2011 - 4:19AM

    What a joke and lie Veena…You did your Schooling from Army Public School And College,Fort Road D-I-Khan and as your junior i have never noticed you a single day wearing BURQA not even Naqab as of my whole seniors,i didn’t noticed any one i think…and by the way you were my big bro’s classmate….so don’t lie…:)

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  • Khaqan
    Dec 19, 2011 - 9:45PM

    what a joke said by veena that India is more safer country for woman…The country in which people kill their during pregnancy if they come to know that baby is a girl…. In last days I have seen a video on Yahoo focusing on that 800 million girls missed in India… where a widower is bunt alive with her dead husband…. Now country law does not allow that brutal act….. so now she is not allowed to marry again… she has to live white clothes walking like dead people…..In that country woman is more safer???….Veena here your family can be conservative not other….understand… and second thing we don’t care whatever you are doing in India….But your statement about women rights in India made me laugh….

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  • Asad Hanif
    Jan 9, 2012 - 6:28PM

    @sana shahzad:
    I am sorry, but how you try and justify what this person Veena Malik has done? What kind of person are you, and you contradict yourself by judging the ‘MAULVIS’ yourself.

    Agreed that women are subject to UNISLAMIC oppression in Pakistan mainly due to the inheritance of old Hindu practices and the current influence of Indian media. How can you possibly consider Islam as a cause, the solution to humanity? We must educate our women so they can appreciate the importance of the Hijab (a modesty standard set for both men and women in the Quran) and wholeheartedly accept it as the best means of uplifting their respect in society and being the slaves of Allah just like men should be instead of being slaves to society just like men should not either.

    I sincerely hope that you change your ways and educate yourself for the true beauty of Islam, and then question the so called ‘Maulvis’ whom you so deeply despise and then Inshallah, we all will see you fully condemn Veena Malik.Recommend

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