Verdict reserved on Humaira Arshad’s plea for son's custody

Singer filed petition against husband Ahmad Butt for forcibly taking her six-year-old son away

Our Correspondent September 03, 2016
Singer filed petition against husband Ahmad Butt for forcibly taking her six-year-old son away. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: An additional district and sessions judge on Friday reserved his verdict on singer Humaira Arshad’s petition seeking custody of her son.

Humaira submitted that her former husband Ahmad Butt had forcibly taken her six-year-old son Ali away. She said that Butt was a drug addict therefore she did not want him to take care of her son.

The judge directed police to produce the child in the court. Butt appeared before the court along with his son Ali.

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He submitted that Humaira’s brothers and relatives were running gambling dens therefore he did not want his son to live with his mother.

After hearing both sides, the judge reserved his verdict on the petition.


According to Express News, Humaira married Ahmed, who is an actor by profession, in 2004. In the past, the two have publicly accused each other of fraud among other things.

“Ahmad Butt tortured me in front of people, snatched my money, and kidnapped my child and as a result I had no other choice but to make marriage a public affair,” she said, adding that keeping all these factors in mind, it is highly likely that the 11-year-old love marriage will come to an end.

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 Humaira said she only organised a press conference in response to her husband’s press briefing in which he had accused her of heinous crimes.

“I never want to come out in public, particularly over a minor family dispute, but my husband accused me of property fraud and threatened my life. That made me step up,” the famed singer told The Express Tribune.

“Ahmed never gave me a single penny, I was running the entire household on my earnings as a singer and Ahmed would ask for money every now and then. It is sad that he has brought our internal affairs to this point.”


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