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Mohsin Abbas Haider rejects all allegations of domestic violence

Mohsin Abbas Haider responds to all the allegations made against him in a press conference, denying all charges put forward by his wife Fatima Sohail.

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Fatima Sohail, spouse of acclaimed actor Mohsin Abbas Haider, has charged her husband with accusations of domestic violence and extramarital relationship.

In a Facebook post, which surfaced on social media on Saturday night, Fatima detailed her harrowing experience of being subjected to physical assault by her husband, Mohsin Abbas Haider.

After three years of marriage Fatima bravely broke her silence on the issue. On Saturday, she applied to register an FIR against Mohsin Abbas Haider at the Defence C police station Lahore.

Senator Sherry Rehman also offered to help Fatima Sohail, stating that there are several legislatures keen to help the victims of domestic abuse.

The police accepted her application and registered FIR against Mohsin Abbas Haider for physically assaulting his wife.

“On 26th Nov 2018, I caught my husband cheating. When I confronted him, instead of being embarrassed he started beating me. I was pregnant at that time,” stated Sohail.

Sohail also posted the pictures of injuries and scars which she sustained during the physical assault as proof and revealed how fortunate she was that the baby was unhurt even after the attack.

Sohail tried to make her marriage work for the sake of the child and also pointed out the “societal pressure” involved in as well.

Social Media Backlash      

Social media heavily weighed in on the matter. Including celebrities, a large number of people rallied behind Fatima Sohail on social media.

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Notable celebrities including Ali Zafar, Gohar Rasheed, Dua Malik, Mahira Khan, Asim Azhar, Hania Amir, Ushna Shah, Hamza Ali Abbasi, and others came forward to condemn Mohsin Abbas’s ill-treatment of his wife.

Senator Sherry Rehman also offered to help Fatima Sohail, stating that there are several legislatures keen to help the victims of domestic abuse.

Mohsin Abbas Rejected Allegations

In the face of mounting backlashes, Mohsin Abbas Haider convened a press conference on Sunday, where he rebuffed all allegations leveled against him. He slammed his wife Fatima Sohail for playing the ‘woman card’.

When inquired about his feelings towards Sohail and if the couple could still reconcile, the actor said, “I don’t hold anything against her, she’s a troubled woman and the only way forward is divorce.”

Haider revealed how he wanted to divorce his wife since long but resorted to separation owing to his son. “I would see my son’s face and think; fine, I’ll stay for his sake.”

According to the actor, his wife refused to accept a separation and confessed, “I craved for family life and wanted a second marriage.”

Domestic violence, a common vice in Pakistan, despite its prevalence in every ranks of the society, must be dealt strictly.

Sohail did not agree with her husband’s decision of a second marriage. “I don’t know if it was jealousy or something but she didn’t want me to go through with it under any circumstances.”

The actor claimed that the reason behind Sohail’s propagation is so that no one in the industry would choose to work with him. He revealed how Sohail came to their home at 2 am and refused to leave him alone until he puts a property to her name.

Mohsin termed it as a conspiracy brewed against him by his detractors. He also refused her claims of being with model Nazish Jahangir during their son’s birth.

Haider explained his side; “I was with my producer on a shoot working, not having an affair.” Further stating, “I was never taught to demonize others with false claims, it’s not in my DNA.”

In the end the actor concluded; “She’s not a bad woman; let’s just say I was never her type. I’m not here to attack her in any way whatsoever.”

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About a Facebook comment allegedly made by the actor circulating on social media, he clarified that it’s not him since his wife has all the passwords of his social media accounts. Only the investigation ahead can fetch the outcome of the case.

Domestic violence, a common vice in Pakistan, despite its prevalence in every ranks of the society, must be dealt strictly. Let Fatima Sohail and Mohsin Abbas Haider’s case be an instance to deter the potential abusers of women.

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