Cleric steps in to save Veena Malik’s marriage

Published: March 16, 2017
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Veena Malik with husband Asad Khattak. PHOTO: FILE

Veena Malik with husband Asad Khattak. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI  : In an effort to patch up differences between an estranged couple, religious scholar Mufti Naeem gave Veena Malik and husband Asad Khattak three months to reconsider their divorce plans.

After over three years of marriage, Veena had reportedly filed for divorce earlier this year. However, the case came in the media limelight last week. The couple have two children.

After a meeting with the couple at his seminary, Jamia Banoria, Karachi, the religious figure held Khattak responsible for “wrongdoing” but said the couple was given three months to reconsider their decision to split.

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“Asad Khattak has confessed his crime of torturing Veena, spending her bank balance and even selling property,” Mufti Naeem told The Express Tribune. “The court decree about the divorce is non-maintainable. Veena filed the case in a family court, Lahore and the decision came in her favour without hearing Asad, who was abroad. Hence, as per Islamic teaching, it is not divorce, but a one-sided decision.”

“Since her husband has realised his mistakes, we attempted for their reconciliation because the children will ultimately suffer,” he said. “We have decided… Asad will pay Veena Rs0.3 million every month such that she can look after the children.”

The couple, the religious scholar said, will live separately for at least three months till Veena comes up with new conditions. “If her husband agrees to those conditions, the matter will again be referred to court,” he added.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Rahul
    Mar 17, 2017 - 2:07AM

    Her Divorce was approved in January. There is nothing to save.Recommend

  • pakistan
    Mar 17, 2017 - 9:22AM

    Mufti sb there are hundreds of cases like that why dont you take same interest in all such cases. I dont why our respectable clerics are so much interested in this case.Recommend

  • ali
    Mar 17, 2017 - 1:01PM

    One should appreciate the religious scholar’s efforts to save the marriage. Good moveRecommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Mar 17, 2017 - 3:15PM

    ITs economic to stay together . Recommend

  • FF
    Mar 17, 2017 - 7:57PM

    Lets have this mullah have his wife beat the crap out of HIM for a few years then we will preside over whether he should reconcile with her. Recommend

  • Ahmad Shakeel
    Mar 18, 2017 - 12:51AM

    Muft Naeem sb have played a great role. He gave his decision in favor of sister and highlighted the respect women have in Islam.Recommend

  • Muhibullah
    Mar 18, 2017 - 3:50PM

    @pakistan:
    Because they visited him and asked him to reconcile them?Recommend

  • Zamir
    Mar 19, 2017 - 1:19AM

    @FF:
    Try to understand the move. The Mullah is in line as next candidate. Got it?Recommend

  • Abdul Aziz khosa
    May 17, 2017 - 5:53PM

    The decision of mufti is in line with the teachings of Islam.
    BUT
    When the mirror is ,once,broken can not be mended.Recommend

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