This Pakistani woman went on her honeymoon alone after her husband's visa was rejected

Published: July 11, 2016


Huma Mobin and Arsalan Sever got married seven months ago and obviously, wanted to travel together on their honeymoon. But the curse of the green passport wouldn’t let it be with Sever’s coming back with a big ‘Rejected’ stamp.


Huma, who is a creative manager at an ad agency, decided to still go and was accompanied by her in-laws. What’s a honeymoon without your husband, though?


“I cried the first night on my mother-in-law’s shoulder, but she told me to make the best of it,” Huma told Buzzfeed.

And then she decided to actually have fun and the result was absolutely hilarious:


She shared how terribly she missed her hubby: 


Look, how sad she was:




We’re crying…


Oh and she lost her second favorite thing during her solo honeymoon: her phone. Hence, the pose missing her hubby and the phone. 


Here are some more photos:




She told Buzzfeed how she got the idea of making this album. “After our engagement, he left for Budapest and sent me this picture.”


Sever is an architect with his own firm and the couple dated for two years before getting married


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  • roadkashahzada
    Jul 11, 2016 - 7:09PM

    i read few months ago that a journalist released from ISIS captivity spotted his jailer in europe. isnt it amazing that an active ISIS terrorist was in europe and a pakistani cant get a visa to europe. so racist.
    btw heading to malaysia in few days. its easier to get visa and i m sure it will be safe. who knows about europe in few monthsRecommend

  • Malhotra
    Jul 11, 2016 - 7:18PM

    The article said it right. “The curse of green passport”. The couple could have gone to Bhutan or Nepal or Nigeria or South Somalia. I think these countries still let green pp holders to get in with less aggressive interview. Recommend

  • Ch. KA Nye
    Jul 11, 2016 - 7:56PM

    Visa on arrival in Sri-Lanka for us greenies… lovely place for a holiday… Recommend

  • Syed Zahid Alvi
    Jul 11, 2016 - 8:09PM

    Best wishes for newlyweds. May ALLAH shower his countless blessings upon them. This is not the end. Both creative did something new n you will cherish this moment. Pakistan is far far beautiful country among many countries n you guys don’t need visa. This distance is testament of your true relationship which is beyond everything. GOD bless you bothRecommend

  • Hello
    Jul 11, 2016 - 8:25PM

    I know many people who travel frequently to North America and Europe without facing discrimination,despite the “green” passport. However, brotherly Middle East is another sad story!!Recommend

  • Salva
    Jul 11, 2016 - 8:28PM

    You advise wasnt needed though!Recommend

  • IndianDude
    Jul 11, 2016 - 8:44PM

    Judging by the roles played by the pakistani women in San Bernadino, you should feel lucky that the host country let you visit.Recommend

  • Someone
    Jul 11, 2016 - 9:05PM

    Dear Malhotra and Indian dude! Y do u always post negativity and hateful comments? What was so hateful about this article that u cant just bear?
    Love from Pakistan!Recommend

  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jul 11, 2016 - 9:09PM

    Huma Mobin instead of going on honeymoon without her husband when his visit visa was rejected should also have sent her passport back to visa issuing authority for cancellation of her visa too.

    In every consulate/embassy there are people who don’t read the visa applications throughly despite visa fee is paid in advance.

    Most of the visa applications are rejected by British Authorities. Those who applied visas before EU referendum could not get the visit visas, though such passengers earlier visited UK and never overstayed in UK during their any or last visit.

    Every foreign consulate/embassy in Pakistan is not as humble as Pakistani consulates and embassies working abroad.Recommend

  • Ash
    Jul 11, 2016 - 9:36PM

    Crazy Burgers!… all they need is their photos appearing on social media somehow!! interestingly, “dated 2 years before marriage”?…….., is this the “same kind of DATING that is part of normal routine in culture of the masters of these burgers”?Recommend

  • Maryam Zahoor
    Jul 11, 2016 - 9:57PM

    This is a pack of lies. She didn’t go on a honeymoon.

    She just went to Greece on her own. And missed her husband. And she publicly shared these photos on her facebook profileRecommend

  • Zee
    Jul 11, 2016 - 10:12PM

    Always good to see indians’ obsession with Pakistan …. hey finally they found their sole reason of existence!Recommend

  • BECO Travels
    Jul 11, 2016 - 10:26PM

    BECO Travels stands witness to the ordeal of this young lady, we all stood by her through the trip. Recommend

  • tuk
    Jul 11, 2016 - 11:23PM

    A lot of people get their visas rejected and not all of them hold green passports! What a big deal?! Have vacation in Pakistan and support your country. If you curse your passport, don’t blame others for not loving it! Recommend

  • Shehryar
    Jul 11, 2016 - 11:57PM

    @Ch. KA Nye:
    No sir ,not anymore , Recommend

  • Parvez
    Jul 12, 2016 - 1:01AM

    There’s something very pretentious about the whole write up ……. this is the type of stuff the youth put out on sites like Facebook.Recommend

  • Big mandem
    Jul 12, 2016 - 1:28AM

    Has any one asked her who took the photosRecommend

  • Woz ahmed
    Jul 12, 2016 - 1:28AM

    @Ch. KA Nye:
    According to Wikipedia we need a visa for Sri Lanka, but of course it’s not always up to date.

    I sadly note, Indians and Bangladeshis need no visa for Indonesia, but we do!Recommend

  • MAK
    Jul 12, 2016 - 3:11AM

    Shame on u malhotra..people like u and modi are curse to this universeRecommend

  • Pushtun Voice
    Jul 12, 2016 - 3:31AM

    Whenever i am reading the comments there is always one or two by some Indian dude showing how much they are liked in the West. If I myself hadn’t lived in the US i would have actually believed them…..Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Jul 12, 2016 - 3:37AM

    What a load of show off! How could you even go without your husband???? How selfish of you! Recommend

  • Tarzan
    Jul 12, 2016 - 3:44AM

    Some people just need drama in life. There are so many nice places in this world where you can go for honeymoon but i totally agree she is an attention seeker. You are not on social media enjoy Recommend

  • Arifa
    Jul 12, 2016 - 4:41AM

    That’s the cutest post coming out of Pakistan.. Amidst the Muftis hailing lanats at Edhi and other acts of terror, a light, humorous post was like a breath of fresh air. Unfortunately, our general population is so used to news of despair, hatred and fanaticism in the name of God that they’ve forgotten how to deal with humor. Wether the lady dated for 2 years or 10.., whether she went on her honeymoon alone or just a vacation… People!! Please look at the lighter side of things. Instead of making it a green passport issue why not look at the cute girl making light of a bigger political issue. Love her frowny sad pouts… The couple does know how to live it up.. something not common in Pakistani couples.
    Live and let others live!Recommend

  • Hassan Shah
    Jul 12, 2016 - 4:41AM

    Love to see how Indians are obsessed with Pakistan. Ever thought why so many Indians are working abroad…. And not in their own country (which is portrayed as a rival economy to china in the region). Just think why is it so? Recommend

  • Zahid
    Jul 12, 2016 - 4:55AM

    It’s really a bad moment for herRecommend

  • IndianDude
    Jul 12, 2016 - 5:25AM

    Are you really proud of this pretentious woman whose problem in life is that his husband didn’t get a visa to europe along with her. The post was a sarcastic reply to her, not necessarily all pakistani.

    P.S. There are many op-ed writers in Pakistan that seem to be jem of humanity and we always appreciate them. Recommend

  • Taimur Choudhry
    Jul 12, 2016 - 5:34AM

    In a just world you should have got a visa. It is sad but the liberal Pakistanis have the most difficult time getting a visa. I think the conservative types know how to break the rules and get around system. Recommend

  • Sarah
    Jul 12, 2016 - 6:32AM

    They seem overrated, just trying to be in the news……..Recommend

  • Hina
    Jul 12, 2016 - 6:36AM

    You guys are beautiful, stay blessed.Recommend

  • wiserneighbour
    Jul 12, 2016 - 8:45AM

    @woz Ahmed,You have enough fame or notoriety to get your visas rejected .When you come out of the business called”terror farming” everything will be normalRecommend

  • Gracious
    Jul 12, 2016 - 8:55AM

    Yes the passport is tough to travel with but not impossible. I get visas all the time and haven’t been rejected as yet. Just a little planning and thought required. I agree with an earlier comment that Pakistan has some very picturesque places worthy of visiting and no visas required. One can always go there. People should stop judging her and him for their pictures. They did something creative.Recommend

  • Hasan
    Jul 12, 2016 - 9:05AM

    Married people share life together; if this worked for her though, good for them.Recommend

  • M@NI
    Jul 12, 2016 - 9:08AM

    I personally think it’s a fake story. There must be someother motives/meetings to attend while going there. They have just colored it to get fame or may be sympathies. lol Recommend

  • freed
    Jul 12, 2016 - 9:19AM

    price of electing a corrupt Pm and corrupt govt, no respect in the world. Respect is earned and not given on demand. Recommend

  • Unknown
    Jul 12, 2016 - 9:36AM


    Judging by the role of Indian in HSBC scam, you should feel lucky that few of your kind are still allowed to visit England.

    BTW, all the Indians who try to play very smart here should be seen in west. Where no one likes their accent and they are infamous for the curry, body hairs, funny accent and smell of their bodies.Recommend

  • Sandeep
    Jul 12, 2016 - 10:10AM

    When life gives you lemons…..
    Loved this post and to be honest, if I was in the couple’s place I would have encouraged my wife to go ahead too :).
    Love from India. Recommend

  • usman
    Jul 12, 2016 - 10:20AM

    whats wrong with her right arm?Recommend

  • Ali. I
    Jul 12, 2016 - 10:43AM

    Good wishes for newly wed couple.Its not end of the world so life goes on.Many Indians are so clumsy about their existence and reputation in the world and reputation especially in the west.Recommend

  • hashim
    Jul 12, 2016 - 10:57AM

    she looks like an idiot in these pictures, just to gain cheap popularityRecommend

  • Saleem
    Jul 12, 2016 - 11:26AM

    very right Hashim..Recommend

  • Sumaira
    Jul 12, 2016 - 11:30AM

    she is looking beautiful …Recommend

  • Kamran Sahee
    Jul 12, 2016 - 11:32AM

    what is the point of publishing this story? Recommend

  • Last Man Alive
    Jul 12, 2016 - 11:45AM

    After looking at her pics
    I’d say visa rejection was a
    blessing in disguise for the husband.

  • Milind
    Jul 12, 2016 - 1:06PM

    @Arifa & @Sandeep – spot on!!!! Couldn’t have said it better.. the couple made the most out of adversity. Ultimately all need to lighten up.Recommend

  • Sameer
    Jul 12, 2016 - 1:25PM

    WTF. Is she sick or something… I didn’t get the point of this news. Recommend

  • Kashif
    Jul 12, 2016 - 1:42PM

    In fact VSF Globle is a third party organizations issuing some big countries tourists visa and this company is dominated by Indians. When they look at Pakistani passport, they create issues and ensure the visa must be rejected. If embassy of the country taking you documents, then shouldn’t be any problems.Recommend

  • Jul 12, 2016 - 2:21PM

    Good News! How get the tribune these type of news..? This is interesting news after a long time.. ThanksRecommend

  • ahmad
    Jul 12, 2016 - 2:26PM

    it had become too mainstream to seek attention on social media through such posts. Recommend

  • ahmad
    Jul 12, 2016 - 2:28PM

    makes no difference, all she was going to do was to take these pictures and post on social media even if her husband was along. in fact she’ll get more like nowRecommend

  • Marriam
    Jul 12, 2016 - 2:31PM

    if she had enough love for her husband that she missed him so much, she would not have gone.. she would have preferred to stay with her husband.. these are lame people, void of love and feelings.. Recommend

  • Arslan
    Jul 12, 2016 - 2:57PM

    And this is what happens when you don’t honeymoon in Murree like other desis. :) Recommend

  • Tumhara Baap
    Jul 12, 2016 - 4:08PM

    “curse of the green passport” what kind of language is this….. …………? Recommend

  • khan
    Jul 12, 2016 - 4:36PM


    what abt the role ur indian played in OHIO – USA???Recommend

  • abc
    Jul 12, 2016 - 5:09PM

    Having a monthly salary of USD 15,000, working for a diplomatic organization on an international position, an offer for a course in Harvard University – and I was denied US visa by saying that I’m unable to prove that I will come back !!!! What you would call this attitude?Recommend

  • Usman
    Jul 12, 2016 - 5:45PM

    honeymoon just for social media Recommend

  • i fuck trini women
    Jul 12, 2016 - 7:07PM

    @Big mandem:

    did you not see the part where her family came with her?Recommend

  • Coupa
    Jul 12, 2016 - 9:28PM

    @Hassan Shah: There’s not a billion Indians outside of India working. If so please provide a source that states this otherwise. The only group of people that I can think of that have a larger population across the world than in their own country are the Lebanese. I think this story is a load of crap. If my husband got his visa denied I would stay home with him.Recommend

  • AnotherIndianDude
    Jul 13, 2016 - 2:55AM

    Arre, come to India too. Keep trying. Can’t live in suspicion of the neighbours all the time. Apply for a visa. Not given? Try again. Love must spread despite the hate stories.Recommend

  • Ambreen
    Jul 13, 2016 - 3:01AM

    @IndianDude: With all due respect sir, a few bad Pakistani women don’t make the rest of us terrorists. By that generalization, all Germans would be Hitlers, all Japanese would be Doihara and all Hungarians Baky. Generalizations based on religion and race is called racism and I hope you can hear of or meet enough Pakistani women to be able to change your views. May God bless you with happiness and an open mind!Recommend

  • Ambreen
    Jul 13, 2016 - 3:06AM

    @Ash: I guess God has gifted you with the right to judge and pass verdicts on anyone. “Whosoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him say good or remain silent.” Hadith source Bukhari and MuslimRecommend

  • Qwertyash
    Jul 13, 2016 - 3:09AM

    Fake, wannabe couple, #BloodyFoolRecommend

  • Raisani
    Jul 13, 2016 - 7:41AM

    Lol you nailed it.Recommend

  • farhan
    Jul 13, 2016 - 10:08AM

    Hats off to the lady… awesome idea of protest…Husband doesn’t look a trouble maker..Recommend

  • Awais.B
    Jul 13, 2016 - 11:38AM

    This couple is truly loving and love the way she showed the world that no matter what they do to her , she’ll enjoy without him but still have a feeling of his presence all along her trip ! Recommend

  • saqib
    Jul 13, 2016 - 12:41PM

    “The couple dated for two years before getting married” very useful information, should have posted bills of the engagement ring and wedding dress as well. attention seekers!Recommend

  • Bashir Abid
    Jul 13, 2016 - 1:22PM

    How it could be described a honeymoon when the hubby is left behind. Secondly the newly wed couple and other tourists should now think going to far east Asian and SARC countries which have beautiful lakes/sites. Western and European countries are becoming too touchy rather arrogant about Green Passport. They are required to be realized that this world has other larger parts of tourism. Our people should also feel that their social status would not recede in case they do not go to Western/European countries. Recommend

  • Just Pete
    Jul 13, 2016 - 5:12PM

    It’s not a honeymoon if one person goes!!!! Recommend

  • Arif
    Jul 13, 2016 - 6:26PM

    Had it been an Indian film, the heroine might have fallen for another guy there. Thumps up for Human!!!Recommend

  • Sarah
    Jul 15, 2016 - 2:59AM

    I would’ve found this adorable if it wasn’t completely ripped off of a guy who went to trip without his wife and came back with a sad photo album – Kevin Blanford. Unlike Kevin’s subtle yet hilariously ‘sad’ photos these are way OTT. Plus this was suppose to be their second ‘honeymoon’, they admitted goes to Maldives for their first one.Recommend

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