TV host Ali Saleem released from jail

Published: May 27, 2011
His mother was taken to the Poly Clinic Hospital. Medical reports showed signs of torture on her body. PHOTO: PROMOTION

His mother was taken to the Poly Clinic Hospital. Medical reports showed signs of torture on her body. PHOTO: PROMOTION


TV host Ali Saleem was granted bail on Friday and released from jail. Saleem had earlier been arrested after his mother filed a complaint stating that her son had tortured her while he was intoxicated.

Express 24/7 correspondent Masror Husain reported that Saleem was granted bail but a case has been registered against him under the Hudood Ordinance for being intoxicated.

TV host Ali Saleem beats up his mother

The host of a popular television talk show landed in police lock up for allegedly beating up his mother while under the influence of alcohol. The host, actor, scriptwriter and impressionist Ali Saleem of Begum Nawazish Ali-fame show, was arrested by the city police from his mother’s residence in Bani Gala on Thursday on her complaint.

Later, his mother withdrew her complaint. However, Saleem was booked for being heavily drunk as his alcohol test was positive, said police.

“He was heavily drunk and had beaten up his mother breaking her nose,” said a police official. “He almost killed her. She survived because he was so drunk that he could not maintain his balance for long,” added another police official.

Till the filing of this report, Saleem was behind the bars in Bhara Kahu Police Station as the police refused his bail plea. “His alcohol tests were positive. We will send him to jail,” said a police official. The court will decide on his bail application, he added.

Police said the possession of a house in Bani Gala was the cause of dispute between Saleem and his mother Farzana. He asked his mother to pay him over Rs13 million for the cost that he had borne on the construction of the house.

Police said the house was registered in the name of his mother. However, Saleem claimed that it was his property. His mother was willing to pay him eight million rupees for the house while he was insisting on Rs5 million more.

According to police, 60-year-old Farazana was living in the house alone while Saleem used to visit her occasionally from Lahore. On Thursday, he had come to see her while he was heavily under the influence of alcohol.

After a verbal brawl with her, he started beating her up. One blow of Saleem’s fist broke her nose and she started bleeding. She got a chance to call her brother who arrived along with his family and rescued Farzana. Police was then called on the scene.

An official said that Saleem would be produced before the court for sending him to jail on judicial remand on Friday.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 27th, 2011.

Correction: May 27, 2011

An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Ali Saleem had asked his mother to pay him over one billion rupees for the house. Ali Saleem asked his mother for over Rs13 million.

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Reader Comments (160)

  • May 26, 2011 - 7:11PM

    Very bad !!Recommend

  • Adnan
    May 26, 2011 - 7:18PM

    In due time you can buy property but you can never get your mother back once she leaves this world. Paradise lies beneath her feet; says our Holy Prophet (PBUH). Apologise before its too late.Recommend

  • Usa
    May 26, 2011 - 7:27PM

    @Adnan: So no matter what you do, even torture your mother, but if you apologize it’s going to okay? I would have arguments with god if that’s the case. Recommend

  • jilani
    May 26, 2011 - 7:29PM

    Tortured Mother For Property,OMG.Proprty comes and goes but once the parent,s gone u cant get them back.Recommend

  • Usman
    May 26, 2011 - 7:47PM

    shocking!! ….whats our society coming to?Recommend

    May 26, 2011 - 7:50PM

    he used to present himself as a very decent guy on tv shows.very shameful act by him.respect your mother have made a great irreversible mistake.Recommend

  • May 26, 2011 - 7:56PM

    If this was done by someone with a beard, so much criticism would have been there. Recommend

  • May 26, 2011 - 8:03PM

    @Usa: Adnan is right, to support Adnan I would say, past is past once you have done something wrong you should not just apologies for that but make sure that it will not happen again. At first place it should not happened but, unfortunately you cannot change the past but can make the future better. As far as this scene is concern I believe Ali is sick, I mean who in the world can do something like that with their parents especially mother for “property”. Is he not even educated??Recommend

  • Farhan Khan
    May 26, 2011 - 8:03PM

    Oh great … Where are those hypocrites Women Rights organization to whom only Taliban’s torture on women is seen ?Recommend

  • shy
    May 26, 2011 - 8:07PM

    uncivilized son..Recommend

  • javed
    May 26, 2011 - 8:08PM

    very bad…shame on him….police have to punish him…i hate this type of people… he will suffer for this whole life…he will never successful in his life…
    he did very big sin… Recommend

  • Hina Akhtar
    May 26, 2011 - 8:08PM

    Indeed very disappointing !!! A man who has always spoken out about women issues and has achieved success purely based through adopting the role of a women – he himself has no respect for women – let alone his own mother !! Hit her due to property dispute ?? What a shallow and selfish human being he turned out to be !!!Recommend

  • Nation Prevails
    May 26, 2011 - 8:09PM

    Its a shameful act, do u have heart. Mother is blessing from Allah (SWT). Her love can’t be buy with any thing. You can buy all the fame but you can’t buy her love and compassion.Recommend

  • I miss LUCY
    May 26, 2011 - 8:18PM

    I still love you Ali. I know it must have been a bad moment that took over your good senses. But i know you can always come out triumphant from unfortunate episodes. make it up with you mother. and for rizq n property, have faith that a positive approach will help you get all you want for yourself.

    love n hugs!Recommend

  • maria
    May 26, 2011 - 8:19PM

    well,just see what a person he has become……in what way is he raised to grow up n be a girl instead n hit his mother……….sorry to say but his mom is cutting what she sow…………….i know sum people can go that way even with the good up bringing but stillRecommend

  • May 26, 2011 - 8:26PM

    OMG he is so nice guy how he done this job…? :ORecommend

  • amna
    May 26, 2011 - 8:26PM

    Not that i care about ali saleem, or what he represents etc, but what i fail to understand these days is how everyone believes EVERYTHING they read. just because a newspaper prints a story does not make it the gospel truth. do not judge people till you have ALL the facts please.Recommend

  • Zubair A. Rajput
    May 26, 2011 - 8:27PM

    Ali Saleem you had a property dispute with her when you occupied her body but she didn’t tortured you rather she pampered you and allowed you to expand as far as you like.


  • Khan from Jeddah
    May 26, 2011 - 8:28PM

    how shameful and pathetic… i hope the police show him the drawing room…Recommend

  • Nawaz
    May 26, 2011 - 8:30PM

    @Usa: Your argument is then with the mother. God is not unreasonable, if the mother forgives him with her heart, only then there’s a chance that God will as well. Thats why he should apologise before it is too late.Recommend

  • Bareera
    May 26, 2011 - 8:30PM

    Strict follower of Western Culture would show similar sickness of mind as well. This comes with a package of leaving religion and values behind.Recommend

  • Kazmis
    May 26, 2011 - 8:38PM

    Get your property. She does not love you otherwise she was not going to book you. Property is for this world and life comes once.Recommend

  • May 26, 2011 - 8:44PM

    Why doesn’t anyone looks at the fact that Saleem dressed as a girl … which is an EXTREMELY horrendous sin!! … Just read Surah Loot …. Why do people happily watched his shows …Recommend

  • Adil
    May 26, 2011 - 8:52PM

    This begam nawazish is a self made third party gender also alcohal addicted. He should not present Pakistan over television… thts not what we are….. Recommend

  • Bilal
    May 26, 2011 - 9:17PM

    I think Ali Saleem has forgot the fact that he does not have to live in this world for ever to enjoy that disputed property, torturing his mother will leave him nothing but the regret in both worlds.Recommend

  • May 26, 2011 - 9:19PM

    Shocking !!

    Ali was in India on a reality TV show, and came through as sensitive human being,( his cross dressing preferences notwithstanding !!). He did however, reveal he had attempted suicide umpteen time during his growing years, thereby giving an insight into his troubled psyche. This violence is perhaps another manifestation of his disturbed state of mind, and should be treated with psychiatric counselling.

    In terms of the larger picture, property is the bane of today’s relationships, and some children don’t have the patience for their parents to leave this world before claiming their rights. Ali’s behavior is part of this trend, and has to be viewed as so, should be addressed by family and friends by societal pressure.

    In the interim, his mother should seek a court order, restraining Ali from entering her residential premises to avoid a replay of violence.Recommend

  • Sohail Ahamd
    May 26, 2011 - 9:28PM

    Naughty BoyRecommend

  • Siddiqui
    May 26, 2011 - 9:33PM

    i don’t really believe this news…
    in our land property disputes can take ugly turns and all kinds of wild accusations are thrown at the other party to get some sympathy in the eyes of law…

    however, decent guy… when did that happen?
    he always appeared to me as somebody who is passing through identity conflicts…
    and i wouldn’t be surprised even if it were true…Recommend

  • kamran
    May 26, 2011 - 9:39PM

    And he is supposed to be ‘progressive’ and ‘liberal’ and a posterboy for the moderate and secular part of Pakistani society, prancing and preening for every foreign documentary film maker. How is he any different from others who routinely tortue, abandon or kill their parents and siblings for property, as is frequently reported in the media?Recommend

  • Malik
    May 26, 2011 - 9:40PM

    where he showed decency on tv shows??? very funnyRecommend

  • Ahmed
    May 26, 2011 - 9:42PM

    Sounds like assault rather than torture. Two different things.Recommend

  • Tahir Amjad
    May 26, 2011 - 9:43PM

    To ali saleem s mother…….
    this is very sad but

    this is what you should expect from your son as you did not or could not educate and train him the way Islam expects from all of us……the parents.Does he know the status of a mother in islam.sure NO.He was perhaps trained and educated only to become a professional actor hence huge money earner.Recommend

  • sohaib
    May 26, 2011 - 9:50PM

    He did that because he was on drugs. When on drugs, u can’t judge right from wrong.Recommend

  • daniel adam
    May 26, 2011 - 9:57PM

    in my short stay in pakistan,
    i had heard about his confused sexuality…but this is confusion on so any levels. the fella needs a shrink…or a really tight slap.
    and the east needs to stop yapping about ugly morality in the west. this is stuff is THUG!
    a guy being mean to his mum is intellectual ugliness.Recommend

  • HappyFeet
    May 26, 2011 - 9:58PM

    No wonder the .. guy…or.. not sure wat to call him/her/it…. has issues…
    Comments here are the best example of double standards in our hypocritical society.
    If the same news was reported against a Paindu in a village… or against a religious person AKA Fundo… the comments section would be filled with “the guy should be brought under the full scrutiny of the law” … damn that animal… see what religion taught him… and… bloody paindu..

    Torturing a women..and ur own mother for that matter…can not be forgiven by the courts or law.. unless the mother forgives him/her/it… and doesn’t press any charges… which apparently she did…Recommend

  • Saad Durrani
    May 26, 2011 - 10:05PM

    WOW! A man who thinks that he can understand women, attacks his own mom. Kiss your career, goodbye sweety.Recommend

  • Subhan Tariq
    May 26, 2011 - 10:09PM

    Very bad !Recommend

  • Yggr
    May 26, 2011 - 10:17PM

    I am missing the comment “Maulvis are responsible for this”Recommend

  • May 26, 2011 - 10:45PM

    very badRecommend

  • May 26, 2011 - 10:45PM

    very bad ……………………………………Recommend

  • Aly
    May 26, 2011 - 10:52PM

    How can you people believe in everything that you read on internet or watch on TV? First of all, no evidence has been released yet that can prove Ali Saleem guilty for torturing his mother. Secondly, this could be propaganda to taint Ali Saleem’s reputation. We should have a complete knowledge before wishing bad for anyone. However, if Ali Saleem has really tortured his mother, then it is very sad. Recommend

  • Ali Raza
    May 26, 2011 - 11:11PM

    Very Bad..Recommend

  • Anonymous
    May 26, 2011 - 11:13PM

    Not that there’s an excuse for what he did. wrong despite whatever circumstances and needs to face the consequences. but, for a complete picture – know his mother and what she was like when they were little. she’s been a terrible mother and let her children down. in cases like this sometimes better off to not have parents then have them as that messes children up more. reason for the comment: things are not black and white. Recommend

  • sibtulhassan
    May 26, 2011 - 11:31PM

    very every bad!once u lost ur mother u cannot buy ur mother from allah so that is why mother is so much important in our lives!she taught us the living manner etc.go and Apologise whit ur mother mother! u will see by ur self that ur mother forgive u!Recommend

  • MAD
    May 27, 2011 - 12:25AM

    @Saad Durrani:

    You do know that nothing will happen in the end.Recommend

  • May 27, 2011 - 12:25AM

    Best news I’ve heard all day! He’s a very bad person!Recommend

  • Fahad Zafar
    May 27, 2011 - 12:26AM

    I would like everyone to boycott watching Ali Saleem aka Begum Nawazish’s television programs. And, also request AAJ Television Channel administration to ban him till he publically appologises with his mother and she actually pardons the confused character.Recommend

  • Maria
    May 27, 2011 - 12:31AM

    What do u expect from ali saleemRecommend

  • Hijab
    May 27, 2011 - 12:46AM

    He´s already a psycho case, people. Nothing new!Recommend

  • Huma
    May 27, 2011 - 12:49AM

    DISGRACE for the whole family!! sucha shameful act!
    shame on u Chap!Recommend

  • Hasan
    May 27, 2011 - 1:01AM

    Shame on this criminal!Recommend

  • May 27, 2011 - 1:01AM

    What was he trying to show? That he is a MAN! Shocking.Recommend

  • Syed A. Mateen
    May 27, 2011 - 1:09AM

    I cannot think and imagine that Ali Saleem who is posing as kind hearted Begum Nawazish Ali would beat and injure his mother.

    Ali Saleem/Begum Nawazish Ali, you have lost image among your viewers. Unless you go and say sorry to your mother and give her a written apology that you will not treat her in the same way, people will keep you hating.Recommend

  • Omer
    May 27, 2011 - 1:11AM

    Tv channels should not promote people with such shady character. I feel extremely sorry for his mother. I’m shocked about this crazy character, which our children & family watch. Please do not spoil our children by showing characterless people on mainstream TV programs.Recommend

  • Omer
    May 27, 2011 - 1:13AM


  • sbhf
    May 27, 2011 - 1:37AM

    ali in your shows you try to present your self as a very cultured and polite person. but I m not feel any sorry to say that you have a very creul and black heart and soul. only for property you tourture your mother it is really really a very shameful act coz all the materials are mortal but mother ‘s love is immortal. hope you will feel sorryRecommend

  • Badshah
    May 27, 2011 - 2:21AM

    It’s sickening! Exposes his/her real beast in him!Recommend

  • abc
    May 27, 2011 - 3:06AM

    true face of socialist very liberal Namwazish AliRecommend

  • NOOR
    May 27, 2011 - 3:22AM

    Insanity is growing in every walk of lifeRecommend

  • May 27, 2011 - 3:31AM

    This Bast… is out of his head.Allah’s curse will fall on him.He should remain behind the bars for ever.He has crossed all limits and must be punished.I suggest he should rot in jail for the rest of his life.Recommend

  • Rahman
    May 27, 2011 - 3:55AM

    May Allah guide him, but very sad to hear this news…Recommend

  • Moi
    May 27, 2011 - 3:59AM

    Begum Ali, there might be property issues or any number or family disputes but physical assault is never okay. you’re becoming violent sweety, you should get married asapRecommend

  • Nadeem Ahmed
    May 27, 2011 - 4:07AM

    He should not be allowed to show his face on TV.Recommend

  • May 27, 2011 - 4:54AM

    We don’t the reality yet. But if it is the case, then Ali should be immediately banned from all channels and he be taken to task. How on earth can you torture your mother? And he portrays himself a very learned, cultured person. He surely must be a psycho to do that. Recommend

  • trustno1
    May 27, 2011 - 5:54AM

    wow. will no one even consider that maybe this isn’t true? that maybe he wasn’t the one to do it? while, i do not know the truth, i think it’s imperative to QUESTION everything you hear. question everything you read, and everything you get to know. don’t believe everything instantly – and given the immaturity of your comments, don’t believe everything you think.

    a society that does not ATLEAST question everything is at best a stagnant one. my condolences.Recommend

  • village_idiot
    May 27, 2011 - 6:19AM

    Shameless. Mark my words…. Dear Sirs and Madams…. This guy is doomed…career wise, I mean. Recommend

  • khan
    May 27, 2011 - 7:49AM

    wow! The person who is thought to be a kind hearted human being on tv is such an animal. Ali saleem has a very filthy past and now this act has sealed his evil deeds. He should be tried and given a severe punishment. I request the public to boycott his shoesRecommend

  • sajid imran khan
    May 27, 2011 - 7:59AM

    He should be punished hardly, no sense of behaving…..Recommend

  • Mirza
    May 27, 2011 - 8:27AM

    Pakistani society does not discourage this kind of criminal acts against women in general. The victim happens to be his/her mother, that is why there is some criticism here. In any other society this criminal would be thrown in jail till the court decides his/her fate. It is painful not to see people demanding harsh punishment for him/her. The emphasis is more on misbehaving with mother than the actual crime against an old lady. Sorry, I did not want to create a new debate.

    Mirza, USARecommend

  • asdf
    May 27, 2011 - 8:45AM

    Ali you ruined your image by yourself…..beating your own mother….i will never his shows.Recommend

  • Hak
    May 27, 2011 - 8:58AM

    I never like him/her from the beginning…He should be ban frm all channel coz he’ll make the new generation thinks its ok to live double life and now with him torturing n abusing his mother…Recommend

  • sanya
    May 27, 2011 - 9:02AM

    That’s we call JAHALAT from the so called “EDUCATED” people.He is a sick manRecommend

  • True Pakistani Patriot
    May 27, 2011 - 9:07AM

    If it is true, Shame on you Ali……….VERY BAD.Recommend

  • Munazza Sami
    May 27, 2011 - 9:23AM

    Thats very bad….but i think we should think about other side of the story too……no doubt he did wrong but in this high profile society there is no concept of a MOTHER……Mother is only the wife of your father and a lady who gives birth to you and then she’ll busy in her social life,neglect her child and in future such type of issue raises….as she is not attached with his mother so definitely he dont have any warmth feeling for that women who called his MOTHERRecommend

  • MushyBushy
    May 27, 2011 - 9:28AM

    Mirza, people ARE demanding punishment…but there aren’t enough facts in this news story to know exactly what has happened. It is not uncommon for parents and families of celebrity children to get into sick conflicts and disputes. Hollywood is full of stories like this. One should have all the facts and both sides of the story before judGing someone. Having said that, I personally strongly disapprove of the open acceptance of cross-dressing and homo lifestyles being given a glamorous status in the Pakistani media. This is not a good example to follow from the confused western societies where on the surface people accept and lobby for gay rights, but in private do not condone any type of atypical behavior. Ali Saleem should be treated like any other criminal and the court should decide his punishment. But as far as newspapers go, it is their duty to either publish a detailed story with researched facts or not publish it at all!!!!Recommend

  • Abbas
    May 27, 2011 - 9:37AM

    Ali very badRecommend

  • syed Imran
    May 27, 2011 - 9:58AM

    This man is otherwise a disgrace to watch at.Now he has committed a crime which is expected out of such persons who do not have respect even for themselves. I wish he is jailed for this act.Recommend

  • Sunny Deol Pakistani
    May 27, 2011 - 10:07AM

    Please blame INDIA, ISRAEL, USA, CIA, RAW and MOSSAD. He is a TV anchor and his confession on his TV show will make fellow countrymen and women to believe that India, Isreal, USA, CIA RAW and Mossad paid him to beat his mother.Recommend

  • Rahim
    May 27, 2011 - 10:08AM

    Although it was a brutal act but he was drunk and unconcious. This is their family matter and his mother has already forgiven him. Why we are penalizing him by teasing him. Better to leave them alone. Recommend

  • RizwanTKhan
    May 27, 2011 - 10:10AM

    The reality of our so called Stars. This is a reality check & its an eye opener for all those (especially teenagers) who follow these sick people.Recommend

  • Sufi Mohammad Laique
    May 27, 2011 - 10:13AM

    The main reason behind this shameful incident,as wel as the current position of Pakistan and Pakistanis is due to Neglection from ISLAMIC TEACHINGS. Deen Se doori, whch u may also cal Is da bASIC reason for all our downfalls ,and also da signs of nearness of QAYAMAT, if one think abt it wid a cool n open mind **Recommend

  • Raj
    May 27, 2011 - 10:21AM

    Has anyone noticed the mathematics in the story?…”He asked his mother to pay him over a billion rupees for the cost that he had bore on the construction of the house.
    Police said the house was registered in the name of his mother. However, Saleem claimed that it was his property. His mother was willing to pay him eight million rupees for the house while he was insisting on Rs5 million more.”


    His mother has been physically hurt, I have been intellectually hurt after reading this news.Recommend

  • kdm
    May 27, 2011 - 10:22AM

    TV channels should bycott this Man/Women (?). Recommend

  • Shahzad, Saiyed
    May 27, 2011 - 10:23AM

    Well, these sort of GAY community has become so fashionable that everyone accept them and the media here is again supporting for all these non-sense. Pls try to realise that we are Muslim/Pakistani, we have our own set of religious acts and am sure everyone is much aware of that. If we accept the vulgarity as fashion then am sorry for all those folks.Recommend

  • Raza
    May 27, 2011 - 10:23AM


    So the official Liberal who claims to be a women activist beats up a woman. Where are those who favor Alcoholism ?Recommend

  • IWriteURead
    May 27, 2011 - 10:39AM

    Disgusting- – – – drunk beyond limits and then talking to mum! Manners have been washed off from this society. No wonder we are in such a bad shape today!
    He should be jailed for domestic voilence (for beating up a senior citizen and that too not in defence) and drinking! I had heard of Asian men beating their wives and sis but never mothers.
    Lately, we heard of some lawyer’s parents being killed by their own son.
    This is all so sad.Recommend

  • Ali Akhtar
    May 27, 2011 - 10:40AM

    You can not ask for forgiveness for a act like this, Allah has put the respect and dignity of parents on top of every thing and a mother who has given you birth, brought you up and has done all due to which you have your standing today does not deserve a treatment like this.
    I even fail to understand how any son can even have the odasity to face her mother while being drunk. That means you dont even give that respect to your mother let alone any thing else.
    Shame on you and shame on your exsistance.Recommend

  • Duncan Sheik
    May 27, 2011 - 11:00AM

    Enlightened moderation!Recommend

  • Osman
    May 27, 2011 - 11:04AM

    @amna: so you’re saying he wasn’t drunk? and that his mother broker her own nose so she could have to pay him less money? Awesome.Recommend

  • Fakiha
    May 27, 2011 - 11:14AM

    OMG he calls evrione “meri jan” but wat has he done 2 his mum……

  • Faris
    May 27, 2011 - 11:21AM

    8 million + 5 million = 13 million (which is 1 crore and 30 lacs) and doesnot add upto more than 1 billion. ET please get the billions/ millions and crores sorted out! Recommend

  • Zulqarnain Shinwari
    May 27, 2011 - 11:31AM

    He deserves to behind bar for life time. Recommend

  • Word Life
    May 27, 2011 - 11:41AM

    Shame on youRecommend

  • Zarina Khan
    May 27, 2011 - 11:47AM

    This man is and his programme is enough to cause heavenly curses .He should remain behind the bars for 1000 years and programme banned,his properties banned,Recommend

  • Sunny
    May 27, 2011 - 11:56AM

    It may just one mistake! no more than that! Over all we shall make him so down! He has many good things too! So Forgive this and lets celeberate his contribution towards creativity in media! He is one of the most talented person in tv.. And err is human… We all make mistakes it does not mean we are just wrong. I am sure He will bring good from this bad time as he himself said he love his mother!! Good luck Ali from this bad movements!!Recommend

  • Sam
    May 27, 2011 - 11:56AM

    unbelievable! Hitting your mother?? she wont recover from this psychologically even if shes does physically. Wishing her a speedy recovery. Ali Saleem – I hope what you chases the happiness out of your life! I for one have lost respect for you!!Recommend

  • Fahad Raza
    May 27, 2011 - 11:57AM

    @amna: the man said himself that the property issue in the family turned ugly. Such DISGRACE to our society. Recommend

  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    May 27, 2011 - 11:58AM

    @Sarah Farrukh:
    GUY??? are you sure????Recommend

  • May 27, 2011 - 12:04PM

    Unsecces and failure performance starts for Ali.he will face more difficulties in concern field.and will achieve bad place in last day.Recommend

  • sabir Ali Khan
    May 27, 2011 - 12:11PM

    Sham and disgracefull he should apalogise . Recommend

  • sani
    May 27, 2011 - 12:12PM

    thtz really bad drinking alcohol and beating his own mother ………………..wht the hell is he ? jerkRecommend

  • sabir Ali Khan
    May 27, 2011 - 12:13PM

    Shame and disgraceful. he should apologize to his mother.Recommend

  • May 27, 2011 - 12:19PM

    that is so disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    shame on him 1000000000000000……………!!! timesRecommend

  • Jabeen
    May 27, 2011 - 12:28PM

    This is a disgusting act and should not go unpunished. Everyone should be held accountable for their actions in the court of law. And yes, it is a shameful that people do not practice what they preach. However let us not be ignorant and over-generalize, his violent actions have nothing to do with his cross dressing preferences.Recommend

  • Jabeen
    May 27, 2011 - 12:34PM

    This is a disgusting act and should not go unpunished. Everyone should be held accountable for their actions in the court of law. Yes it is a shame that people do not practice what they preach, however, let us not be ignorant and over generalize, his actions are completely unrelated to his cross dressing preferences.Recommend

  • ifti
    May 27, 2011 - 12:40PM

    ladies jail or gents jail? I think his/her program should be discontinue from now onwards….Recommend

  • Aliana
    May 27, 2011 - 12:43PM

    Your Mother will get you escaped from worldly punishments as she never wants her kids to be punished but you would never be comfortable in your coming days and life after death as our belief!Recommend

  • Brad DeLong
    May 27, 2011 - 1:16PM

    I can’t believe he’s such a piece of junk. I’m never going to watch him on TV in the same way I used to. Recommend

  • May 27, 2011 - 1:30PM

    He should be tried under hudood ordinace and punish heavily as it was proved that he was under the influence of Alcohol.

    This is the reason Islam has forbidden Liquor as after intoxication, good and bad recognition is lost.

    Government should set an example and give punishment so that other Muslims to learn to be within the boundries of Islam and should not do shameful acts like this.


    Dr. Saleem Siddiqi

    Johannesburg – South AfricaRecommend

  • Asad
    May 27, 2011 - 1:55PM

    Ali saleem to journalists “Ye mere khilaf sazish hay or may zimmedaron ko jald bay niqab karunga”…perhaps he is referring to TTP? Raw? CIA?Recommend

  • Peace
    May 27, 2011 - 1:59PM

    This is the reason Alcohol is haraam!
    Islam is a beautiful logical religion…which tells you right and wrong if practiced correctly you have a code of life that is above everyone and everything.
    Right: Respect your parents.
    Wrong: Do not drink Alcohol.
    No Killing, no torturing, no suicide bombing required!Recommend

  • May 27, 2011 - 1:59PM

    Wow I can’t realize so many people think Ali Saleem was a kindhearted and polite person. He was evil, selfish and obnoxious even. Learn to think like a man if you are one. Moin Akhter played Rosy in a PTV drama and that was class. When Ali Saleem plays Begum Nawazish Ali, that is just sick.Recommend

  • smNabil
    May 27, 2011 - 2:10PM

    Bro these kind of people are just…..Recommend

  • savera akhter
    May 27, 2011 - 2:27PM

    what else do you expect from such losers…he himself is a torture for others….Recommend

  • Tariq
    May 27, 2011 - 2:39PM

    Well he beat up his girlfriend a few yrs back too.. He’s a violent unhappy individual..maybe this is just a publicity stunt.. Who knows?!.. The media is so screwed up.Recommend

  • moon
    May 27, 2011 - 3:26PM

    No excuse for the sin. Ah, sad that he has proved himself (or herself ;p) a fusion of Glitz, glamor and insanity… No doubts over his talent, many people liked that (though I hate his show). Obviously to do such shows and stand by the acts, one needs to be immensely courageous and talented or otherwise thukk beghairat ;p… Sadly after this incident A.S. proved to be later one. No offense A.S. but man you are in deep trouble.Recommend

  • Syed Sajjad
    May 27, 2011 - 3:39PM

    Dear Ali,

    We all know that you did this unconciouslessly and at this point in time I request you to please quit drinking alcohol. This is one of the many reason why Allah SOWT have forbidden its consumption among Muslims. I know you are a good mamma’s child and Allah SOWT will also forgive you like your kind mother if you first committ it to yourself in terms of quitting it. You have just seen the demo where you have been failed in controlling your angerness and as a result Satan has did his job. This is why it is declared as haraam.

    We still love you and will continue loving you.

    I request media to please stop making further fun of the family and find out other ways to earn positive revenues.

    Best wieshes.Recommend

  • Ahmed
    May 27, 2011 - 3:42PM

    What you will expect from a Shameful person, just a shameful act. He has become the most hated person.Recommend

  • Ahmed
    May 27, 2011 - 4:38PM

    I say keep him behind bars for a while… these corrupt and spoiled guys.Recommend

  • Taha Ceen Tayyab
    May 27, 2011 - 5:06PM

    @Usa: Its not whatever you do you can apologize and its going to be ok… but its the only thing one can do after he has realised his mistake… thats the whole concept of apologizing.
    Plus you really should atleast think twice before getting into arguments with GOD… Its not GOD but the mother who is authorized to forgive in this case (according to Islam).Recommend

  • Basim Ali
    May 27, 2011 - 5:10PM

    Let’s see how he justifies this, next time he’s on TV… He’ll just blame it on his ‘traumatic child-hood’, and if he’s on air, the host will embrace and empathize with him like it was all okay and a ‘big, forgivable mistake’.

    Nothing about a man walking in female attire, or beating up your mother is okay, Nawazish! Recommend

  • iWatch
    May 27, 2011 - 5:16PM

    “…and in a telephone statement the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have claimed responsibility”Recommend

  • Sumair Mahmood
    May 27, 2011 - 6:41PM

    this guy is ….****Recommend

  • Komal
    May 27, 2011 - 8:18PM

    I will not be surprised if people come up saying that it’s very wrong (arresting Ali) just because he beat up his mother.

    Our society has became such that it does not matter what values are being violated, what level of our engraved morals are being compromised, what matters is what Western Media is going to say?!

    Human Rights!!! Ali was only drunk! Drinking is his ‘personal matter’. It was ‘his’ mother, none of police’s business. It is incredible Ali was arrested only for this charge.

    sense the sarcasmRecommend

  • Anonymous
    May 27, 2011 - 8:28PM

    I urge ALL people reading this: Write to the owners of Aj TV. Tell them public figures cannot preach one thing and do another. The Begum show MUST GO!!! Its a disgrace.Recommend

  • shahid
    May 27, 2011 - 9:49PM

    shame on u.Recommend

  • pappu
    May 27, 2011 - 10:36PM

    Our society is priceless. Liberal extremists are on the loose. Hail the enlightened moderation king.Recommend

  • sahil
    May 27, 2011 - 10:42PM

    i h ate u saleem…..Recommend

  • Syed Taqi Shah
    May 27, 2011 - 10:47PM

    This guy is crazy, as God made him boy but he has always wanted to b a girl or a gay. 2ndly he was heavily drunk and police should have booked him for using alcohol too. Property for these kind of people is only HELL……plz dont try 2 defend him at all.Recommend

  • Atif
    May 27, 2011 - 11:29PM

    Ok amna tell us the truth then ? Recommend

  • Sara
    May 28, 2011 - 12:45AM

    still people give respect to such filthy personalities…and enjoy their vulgarity..dis is wat our society and religion is abt, ryt?Recommend

  • ann syedha
    May 28, 2011 - 1:25AM

    His mother is equally Responsible for his Deeds .What was she doing when he BECAME SHE ??? SLEEPING ??? My mother told me a story when I was a little girl , Most of u must have heard it ….The PUNCH LINE of the Story was “GONGAY KO NAA MARO GOONGAY KI MAAN KO MARO”… dont Kill the DEAF but the Mother of the Deaf ….& where is his ARMY officer DAD ?? MUST do some OPERATION CLEAN up … These Colonel / Generals are always STARVE to impose MARTIAL LAW on Pakistani People why dont they EVER Impose such LAWS on their OWN Houses… Recommend

  • Vingi Ungal
    May 28, 2011 - 1:32AM

    He must still be punished & whipped……… but then he will probably like that. Recommend

  • ally
    May 28, 2011 - 3:14AM

    what a useless argument you just tried to start..LOL doesnt one confession take away all your sins..its for her to forgiveRecommend

  • ally
    May 28, 2011 - 3:18AM

    alii is thattt youu hiding under anonymous???Recommend

  • ally
    May 28, 2011 - 3:20AM

    @Saad Durrani:
    dude you made me laugh..chek out anonymous has to be aliRecommend

  • Abdul Raouf
    May 28, 2011 - 4:18AM

    This is not fear and i think we are all MUSLIM not proud of u …………..because u are such a mean and mean people have a no religion…………….?

    Please in future you don’t promote any country means any where our country Pakistan………….!

    thats it………..!Recommend

  • Abdul Raouf
    May 28, 2011 - 4:23AM

    @Huma: ya right because this type of a people two faces 1st is bad and 2nd is very bad ali such a big red mark to our PAK country Pakistan…………!Recommend

  • bushra
    May 28, 2011 - 4:50AM

    always a cheap ..
    hated him since day first ….!!Recommend

  • bushra
    May 28, 2011 - 4:51AM

    so true … @Hijab: Recommend

  • May 28, 2011 - 7:14AM

    Why drink in the first place? Recommend

  • Party Boy
    May 28, 2011 - 8:02AM

    This is what happens when the western world culture enters into your country!

  • May 28, 2011 - 9:23AM

    This is why I say that secularism breeds extremism. Now where are all those women rights champ are hiding who considers Alcohol is the only way to lead a sane life?

    Shame on Heejra Nawaz Ali. He/She prmotes himself as a Women right champ and he broke the nose of his momRecommend

  • Aziza
    May 28, 2011 - 10:31AM

    @Maaz Bilgrami:
    why shudnt one apologize …yeh toh koi baat na hoyee….Recommend

  • May 28, 2011 - 10:44AM

    yes- Sometimes its the other extreme – liberal english-educated elite , which acts in completely irrational and unreasonable waysRecommend

  • MN
    May 28, 2011 - 11:48AM

    I bet if anyone did this act having anything to do with Islamic figure or Islamic matters, there would have been a sky high uproar and verbal mayhem by our beloved liberal fascists… Recommend

  • Hasan Qazi
    May 28, 2011 - 1:07PM

    I’d be interested to see if the public boycott him after what he’s doneRecommend

  • May 28, 2011 - 3:51PM

    Incredible..heres the thing my fellow comment making people..The Mother is your life..and what this so called man something beyond…May his mother forgive him..for his sake and his

  • Talisman
    May 29, 2011 - 2:30AM

    I am glad that at least there are some policies to protect women…thnx fr Hudood ordinanceRecommend

  • May 29, 2011 - 3:07PM

    Unfortunate incident. Recommend

  • yunus
    May 29, 2011 - 11:05PM

    shame only for people of character not for such a person who got fame but no shame what so ever he should rot in jailRecommend

  • Sarah
    May 30, 2011 - 10:27AM

    @Tahir Amjad: How enlightened of you. Because all those peolpe raised with “Islamic” morals are examples of perfection aren’t they?Recommend

  • Abdullah Patoli
    May 30, 2011 - 1:07PM

    I think people should start bycotting his shows as he does not deserve to to be on air any more. These hypocrities who come on tv shows and claim to be very soft person and human concerned must be punished severly. The producers who are going to book him for his/her shows should also show some grace as he is not indispensable. It is the producers’ social and moral responsibility not to promote such inhumane personalities on tv shows.Recommend

  • farhan
    May 30, 2011 - 1:07PM

    This is the liberal drunk person and also secular as well.. What to expect from him.. On TV he is the commander of moral values and his/her real life is hardly worth mentioning.. Keep it up media for bringing moral less/ bankrupt on screen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.. Who is more bankrupt Ali Saleem or the TV Channel who close their eyes on their misdeeds?? Recommend

  • Yasir
    May 30, 2011 - 4:16PM

    These two incidents 1) Begum hitting his mom 2) Kharotabad, if there were slight changesl like

    ,If instead of Begum it was some Islamist and in Kharotabad, it was not Muslims but Christine, if cant imagine what a bombshell it would have been for NGO’s. But it is not the case…..Recommend

  • May 30, 2011 - 6:20PM

    I think he needs help of friends. We are saddest community. Very fast we shun people and then hug them. have mercy on him. It happens in life most of actors actress display same characteristics in private life. Forgive and forget.Recommend

  • sonu
    May 31, 2011 - 11:46AM

    i hate this disguxting guy !!!Recommend

  • Kell
    May 31, 2011 - 12:01PM

    @I miss LUCY:

    Wow , Just shows how we can justify any thing for ourselves and others when we want to, i am sure you wouldnt have made these comments if it was an “average jo” instead of ali.Recommend

  • Alishay
    Jun 22, 2011 - 12:11PM

    Its not just about beating his mother,he shouldn’t drink. We Muslims are not allowed to drink..n even if its not proved that he has tortured his mother its not right to drink n as the above news says it was confirmed by the police that he was drunk HEAVILY.
    “His alcohol tests were positive. We will send him to jail.”Recommend

  • Babar
    Jun 25, 2011 - 4:03PM

    What happened to th court case? can anyone tell us? he was released on bail the next day after the incident. But when is the case to begin, and what will happen next??Recommend

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