Drunken violence: Begum wriggles out of police custody

Ali Saleem granted bail against surety bonds.

Obaid Abbasi May 28, 2011


A trial court Friday granted bail to TV persona Ali Saleem (Begum Nawazish Ali), who was arrested yesterday on charges of beating up his mother under the influence of alcohol.

Saleem was produced before the district court where police requested the court for his 14-day judicial remand.

The court was informed that his mother had filed a complaint with the Bhara Kahu police that her son had beaten her up. They said that his mother later forgave him for the act, but Saleem was also booked for being heavily drunk.

However, Assistant Commissioner (AC) Industrial Area Imran Ali granted him bail against surety bonds of Rs20,000.

Ali Saleem, a host of popular television talk show was arrested on May 26. According to police, he was heavily drunk and had beaten up his mother, breaking her nose.

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

Police said that 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 another Rs5 million.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 28th, 2011.


Huma | 10 years ago | Reply How pathetic!!! In his pathetic attempt to emulate the west and "paint the town red" - his very own mother had to bare the brunt of the ugly side of his life style. No matter what the situation, violence is never the answer - especially when the face you've just re-arranged belongs to that of your own mother! I would like to see if he would act with this same level of frustration and anger at a 6ft 5 male body builder! The fact is, he wouldn't be showing any other man his fist (excuse the pun) even if he was "intoxicated"! Blame the alcohol all you want, but this man displays both in the public arena as well as his private life - some very serious underlying issues! It's a very sorry state of affairs and the fact he shows no sign of remorse - evident by his self-ridiculing “hip shaking” after being released makes him even more the butt of jokes around the world. This man, or should I say feral “human” is a joke.
Yawar Chawla | 10 years ago | Reply I think this statement is wrong that artist is much sensitive then us, also this all happens because of drugs which ali saleem take as a status symbol.
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