Twitter alert: Shock and awe following Aisam-Faha separation

Published: July 15, 2012
News about Aisam and Faha's divorce erupted across social media. PHOTO COURTESY CATALYST PR AND MARKETING

News about Aisam and Faha's divorce erupted across social media. PHOTO COURTESY CATALYST PR AND MARKETING

As the news about tennis star Aisamul Haq’s separation from his wife Faha Akmal erupted across news channels in Pakistan on Sunday, Pakistanis on Twitter flooded their Timelines with the latest from the episode.

While some of them thought it was an unexpected event, others boasted that it was predictable. However, to some, the ongoing coverage was invasion of privacy by the media.

Top tweets

FQ ‏@faisalqureshi

I condemn media for continuously giving details of aisam’s separation. We r not Americans. We need to respect people’s privacy

Sana barghoob ‏@Sana507

Please aisam nd faha dont 2 do this , u guys need some more time to decide. U made for eachother.

Xeeshan Sharif ‏@DjXeeshan

Wht? its has been only 7months,since media was flashing their marriage event

Sami Shah ‏@samishah

Aisam Ul Haq is pulling a Kardashian?

Bushra Batool ‏@B_Batool

see the level of maturity of people. @TrendsKarachi ‘aisam’ is now trending in #Karachi

Marium ‏@MsMarium

Aisam-ul-Haq and Faha Makhdum’s marriage lasted for 210 days only. #Divorced

Tooba Hatif ‏@iQuoteWhateverr

Aisam ul Haq, Faha Akmal decide to part ways.. Its really sad they both make a really decent couple! what happened?

Syed M Haider ‏@syedmhaider

Divorce of Aisam and Faha is a very private matter that should only discussed while jumpin’ up & down on the couch at Nadia Khan Show.

Roha Nadeem ‏@RohaTheManiac

Veena aunty stated earlier that she had a crush on Aisam. Hope this aint some #KaalaJaadu story lol. #AisamKiTalaak

Faizan Lakhani ‏@faizanlakhani

Reportedly, Aisam and Faha couldn’t develop understanding, hence decided to part ways.

Saad Hamid ‏@SaadGH

Lo baee aaj ki social media shaam, Aisam aur Faha k naam.

Muaz Raja ‏@muazraja

So I wake up on sunday afternoon and its perhaps a black day for Pakistani sportsmen! Amir khan knocked out & Aisam divorced WTF? *facepalm*

Nimra Ishtiaq ‏@MilitaryMedium

I sincerely hope this “news” about Aisam is just a rumour. In either case, stop flashing it on our TV screens as “breaking news”.

Zaitoon Malik ‏@ZaitoonMalik

A bad day for both of our Sports stars. Khan loses & so does Aisam. Best wishes with both.

Hayah Taimur ‏@HayahTaimur

All the girls who were sad to hear abt #Aisam ul Haq’s wedding, he’s now on the market again

Ali Imtiaz ‏@IAmAliImtiaz

OMG! Can’t believe it, what a sad news. Please don’t divorce guys.#aisam #faha Aakhir hoa kya hai aisa ke yeh noobat aagayi achanak se?


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Reader Comments (39)

  • Jul 15, 2012 - 3:18PM

    sad news… what was the reason??? aisam must have given time to faha…. he is always busy in tennis tournaments


  • DER
    Jul 15, 2012 - 3:40PM

    So lovely to see people who can type thinking their words hold even a slice of meaning for those their tweets are aimed at.


  • Haseeb
    Jul 15, 2012 - 4:02PM

    Bad day for both of them!! Things shouldn’t happen that way.


  • DER
    Jul 15, 2012 - 4:14PM

    @azhar: No no I think the reason was that she had a pet cat but he was allergic to cats and then both of them wanted to sleep on the right side of the bed so that compounded things as well /sarcasm

    Seriously ET, this is giving the look of a tabloid site like Gawker more than a bonafide news site. Just give the news. Don’t give random people’s opinion about it.


  • Raw is War
    Jul 15, 2012 - 4:20PM

    sad news…


  • Rameez
    Jul 15, 2012 - 4:28PM

    This happens when you import brides. Didn’t people learn any lesson from the divorce of Imran khan and Jemima khan ?

    You cannot mix eastern and western valves.They are bound to collide.


  • Eeman
    Jul 15, 2012 - 4:45PM

    Give them some space you jobless freaks!!!


  • Divorce is cool
    Jul 15, 2012 - 4:54PM

    Marriage is about love and adjustment. And if the couple has problems, they can seek divorce. Just because you are married doesn’t mean you should stay married for life. Sometimes divorce is better than staying marriage. Good luck to both.


  • Jul 15, 2012 - 5:17PM

    This is destiny and it was bound to happen if it was written so do not be suprise


  • Truth Detector
    Jul 15, 2012 - 5:31PM

    @azhar. I don’t know but I am launching a probe. I have constituted a committee to look into the causes and submit report to you sir in 15 days.


  • qadeer chaudary
    Jul 15, 2012 - 5:37PM

    sad news…


  • Imran
    Jul 15, 2012 - 5:38PM

    Why can’t people do their own work. Islam forbids us to discuss personal matters of people among people esp someone loss or sth bad with them


  • aafreen
    Jul 15, 2012 - 5:47PM

    really bad annd sad nice and decent and cute couple tha


  • Jul 15, 2012 - 5:50PM

    really a bad and sad news nice decent and cute couple tha


  • Anon
    Jul 15, 2012 - 6:18PM

    Can you guys stop being crass and stop obsessing over a private affair? Who are these people even to comment on someone who is not related to them. Just because other channels are running the news like a Star Plus drama doesnt mean that ET has to stoop so low too!!!


  • Ch Allah Daad
    Jul 15, 2012 - 6:25PM

    The way this couple’s marriage was given media attention with their consent, it did not remain a private matter. What bothers me is that most of the marriages in middle and upper middle class these days are ending up in divorce. Its a serious issue and we cannot hide it under the carpet.. Five out of ten weddings I attended this year have already gone wrong and rest are also not enjoying their partnership. Who would in this kind of loadshedding but this couple had not that problem. The guests who attend these weddings, spend money on dresses and gifts and waste time are real losers.


  • TMZ
    Jul 15, 2012 - 6:25PM

    Cheif Justice Pakistan takes sou motu action of the divorce……notices sent to Aisam and Faha. Refernce initially planned to be filed by PTI but PML-N filed it first !!!!! NAB chairman also directed by president to probe.
    :) :) :)hehehehehehe


  • Mr S
    Jul 15, 2012 - 6:52PM

    There is a breaking news now that the rumor is wrong and there is no such thing as separation between the couple. What the heck is wrong with our media ? Damn can they leave the couple’s private matter to them only ….


  • Ehlysh
    Jul 15, 2012 - 7:13PM

    It’s always sad and weird when people divorce. :/


  • ElySh
    Jul 15, 2012 - 7:17PM

    It’s always sad and weird when people divorce.


  • zaid hamid
    Jul 15, 2012 - 8:27PM

    i smell Indian hand in this


  • Abdullah
    Jul 15, 2012 - 8:59PM

    where is cheif minister of Punjab….and Rana Sanaullah


  • Jul 15, 2012 - 9:17PM

    The news is wrong according to Aisam’ father very funny


  • Pinto
    Jul 15, 2012 - 10:09PM

    Divorce is common in islamic societies so what’s the fussRecommend

  • Lazarus
    Jul 16, 2012 - 1:18AM

    Typical media crapness leave them a lone and stop cashing money outta nothing, And yeah you to you also do that to get some clicks on your adsense LOL


  • ahsan
    Jul 16, 2012 - 1:35AM

    ET never allow me to post a comment !!


  • gp65
    Jul 16, 2012 - 4:10AM

    @Rameez: “This happens when you import brides. Didn’t people learn any lesson from the divorce of Imran khan and Jemima khan ?
    You cannot mix eastern and western valves.They are bound to collide.”

    What about the thousands of British and American Pakistani boys and girls whose parents force them to come to Pakistan to choose their life partners? You would not describe the Pakistani spouses going to the Western country as an imported spouse would you?


  • Raja
    Jul 16, 2012 - 7:51AM

    I think RAW is behind this. LOL


  • Tariq
    Jul 16, 2012 - 9:31AM

    Aisam probably realized he could do better! Good luck to him!


  • Haroon
    Jul 16, 2012 - 11:02AM

    It’s a personal matter for both of them. Leave them alone.


  • Shah
    Jul 16, 2012 - 12:07PM

    THANKS ALOT TRIBUNE FOR SHOWING THIS NEWS….IT HIS PRIVATE LIFE ..we are not Americans ..why dont the media people get it….

    People are dying in BURMA and tht cannot be covered by are media..NO NEWS AT ALL WHTS HAPPNING..but life of a private person is being discussed here openly…SHAME ON YOU MEDIA, its all for money


  • M@ni
    Jul 16, 2012 - 3:24PM

    Please ET i admit, your news made me sick of you, but still visit :$


  • AIN
    Jul 16, 2012 - 5:13PM



  • Jul 18, 2012 - 1:40PM


    i believe you are a human first and muslim second, try covering the flaws you see rather than trying unveiling them !


  • Jul 18, 2012 - 1:43PM

    @Abdulqayum Akbani:

    than you should not have commented or been bothered else, if it was fate


  • Jul 18, 2012 - 1:48PM

    it is tennis and not personal life that introduced aisam-ul-haq so people try handling your own knife and fork rather than snatching from sommebody`s hand


  • pir saddam shah
    Jul 18, 2012 - 4:47PM

    well this waz all aspected ….clash of cultures…


  • Hasnain Sultan
    Jul 19, 2012 - 10:22AM

    I think Pakistani media is irresponsible because some matters are very personal like Asiam and Faha Divorce why media intrepid people personal i think avoid to highlight these issues


  • Jul 23, 2012 - 9:27AM



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