Published On: Wed, Jul 13th, 2016

Qandeel Baloch’s ex-husband comes forward with startling claims


Qandeel Baloch's ex-husband comes forward with startling claims

In an unexpected turn of events, a man claiming to be internet sensation Qandeel Baloch’s husband came forward live on television on Wednesday.

The event was shortly followed by Qandeel admitting she was indeed married and even had a child from her marriage to the man.

“My husband used to beat me up,” Baloch said while speaking to Express News. The actor’s confession came after her former husband, Aashiq Hussain, claimed to the media he was earlier married to Baloch.

Baloch further admitted she had a son with Hussain. However,she added, “He never told my child I am his mother. It was a forced marriage,” she added.

Speaking to Express News, Hussain refuted Baloch’s claims and said it was a love marriage. “I still have letters which she wrote with her blood,” he said.

“She wanted a car and bungalow from me,” Hussain added.

“I never contacted Aashiq Hussain  after the divorce,” she added. “I took a divorce because I wanted to study further and work but I was forcibly married,” she added.

Further, the actor said she was married when she was 17 years old to a man hailing from Kot Addu.

Last month, Senior Civil Judge Khursheed Ahmad summoned model Qandeel Baloch to court at a hearing on a petition filed by a lawyer. Advocate Shahbaz Ali Khan Gurmani, the petitioner, said that Qandeel Baloch had brought ‘shame’ to the Baloch race by adopting the surname. He said that she had no ties to the Baloch race.

Separately, Gadai union council vice chairman Fayyaz Khan Leghari of Dera Ghazi Khan sent model Qandeel Baloch a legal notice on Monday demanding that she apologise for ‘bringing shame’ to the Baloch race, stop using Baloch as her surname and pay him Rs50 million. “Otherwise, strict action will be taken against you”, says the legal notice (a copy of which is available with The Express Tribune).

The notice says that Qandeel Baloch’s legal name was Fauzia Azeem. It alleges that she has been working along a certain ‘agenda’ and is not of Baloch ethnicity. It says that she hails from the Marha Shaikh family, which is not a Baloch tribe. Leghari has demanded a formal apology from the model within seven days. He has also requested the federal Shariah court, the Islamic Ideological Council and the federal government to look into the matter.

Recently, Mufti Qawi’s Ruet-e-Hilal Committee membership was suspended  for taking selfies with Qandeel Baloch. The move came after a video of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee member with the self proclaimed actor and singer went viral on social media.

Qandeel Baloch became famous through her tireless self-promotion and suggestive “selfies” posted on social media, amassing tens of thousands of followers.

On Valentine’s Day, social media starlet Baloch donned a plunging scarlet dress and posted a message defying the country’s president, who had issued a stern warning against the “Western” holiday.

“They can stop people from going out, but they can’t stop people from loving,” she declared in a Facebook video, going on to branding politicians “idiotic and disgusting”.

Baloch is derided and feted in equal measure in Pakistan, but the message appeared to tap into the frustrations of many young people tired of being told how to behave — the footage has been viewed more than 830,000 times, and garnered 7,000 likes and counting.

News Source Tribune

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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