Pak actress Uzma Khan says Malik Riaz’s daughters assaulted her, files FIR. Realtor denies allegation
Police in Pakistan are investigating three ladies over the assault of a well known actress in her dwelling after footage posted on social media went viral and the actress lodged a case.
The video reveals three girls and a couple of dozen armed guards coming into Uzma Khan’s home in Lahore. They smash up the property and interrogate and assault the actress and her sister.
Regardless of her movie star and such a dramatic sequence of occasions, the incident has barely made it into the Pakistani media.
That is most likely as a result of two of the ladies alleged to be concerned within the assault have been named because the daughters of certainly one of Pakistan’s strongest property magnates, Malik Riaz – and the media is cautious of working tales about his household.
The influential property tycoon has distanced himself from what occurred, saying he had no involvement in what he known as “disgraceful incidents”.
His daughters haven’t made any public remark however the different lady who has been named within the police report, Amena Usman Malik, has.
She has defended her actions in one other video, and accused the actress Uzma Khan of getting an affair together with her husband.
Though there may be little within the mainstream media, social media has been consumed by the drama, which offers some perception into the non-public enmities and politics of the nation’s elite – in addition to the media’s reluctance to sort out sure points.
What do the movies present?
The incident occurred on Saturday evening, simply earlier than the Eid competition on the finish of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. After quite a lot of movies had been shared on social media, police introduced they had been launching an investigation on Wednesday.
They’ve registered a proper criticism in opposition to the three girls and their guards for allegedly breaking and coming into the actress’s residence, beating up her and her sister and damaging their property.
In a single video a lady might be heard questioning Ms Khan about her relations with the questioner’s husband, Usman Malik. The lady asking the questions is allegedly Amena Usman Malik, mentioned to be a niece of Malik Riaz’s son-in-law.
It’s alleged within the police criticism that she was accompanied by two of the tycoon’s daughters, Amber and Pashmina Malik.
#UzmaKhan & #HumaKhan appeal for justice, Uzma says she was sitting Aitkaaf and #UsmanMalik came over uninvited to congratulate her on Chaand Raat & within 5 minutes #AmnaUsman and guards stormed her house, filming/humiliating them.— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) May 28, 2020
Lawyer @HniaziISF is representing the victims. pic.twitter.com/QGYpeSJTM1
One other video reveals the ladies abusing and harassing Ms Khan and her sister Huma. Damaged glass and possessions are proven strewn across the property, in addition to blood stains on the ground.
One of many girls might be heard threatening Ms. Khan and her sister with kidnapping by the navy’s feared ISI intelligence service. The ISI is broadly accused of illegally disappearing individuals, a cost the navy denies.
In a 3rd video, a visibly distressed Uzma Khan mentioned she and her sister had simply ended their aitekaf (a interval of 3-10 days of worship in isolation over the last days of Ramadan) on the eve of Eid when Usman Malik, the husband of Amena, known as to supply Eid greetings.
Quickly afterwards, the ladies and their guards crashed into the home.
Some on social media questioned why the ladies had directed their anger at Uzma Khan, and never the person she was accused of getting an affair with.
“Probably the most problematic method girls take care of their husband’s infidelity is to solid all blame on the opposite lady whereas absolving their husband of all ethical obligations. This aggression & indignation ought to have been directed on the lady’s husband!” tweeted one observer.
In a video assertion posted after footage of occasions inside the home went viral, Amena Usman Malik was open about having entered the property. However she didn’t handle the allegations of assault and theft being investigated by police, or verify the names of others who had been together with her.
“So far as barging into somebody’s dwelling is worried, this was not their home. This was my husband’s different home which I adopted him to – so mainly this was my husband’s dwelling and I’ve each proper to be there.
“I repeatedly warned this woman to avoid wasting my 13-year-long marriage. This was not the primary time I approached her.”
She added that “my husband, Usman Malik has nothing to do with Malik Riaz Hussain, he is not part of his instant household. That is being carried out to malign Malik Riaz.”
She mentioned she had additionally left her husband.
He has made no public remark, and the BBC has been unable to achieve him.
What does the actress say?
Uzma Khan has accused the ladies and their personal guards of trespassing, inflicting accidents, damaging property and taking away valuables price 5 million rupees (about $31,000) from the home.
At a information convention on Thursday at which Ms Khan was current, her lawyer Mian Ali Ashfaq mentioned Usman Malik had been pals with Uzma Khan for 2 years.
I’ve formally engaged my authorized counsel, who will combat my case and assist me by way of with this authorized battle! Please get in contact with @khadijasid751 @HniaziISF for any queries that you’ll have. pic.twitter.com/I8SIrZGiZj— Uzma Khan (@uzmaaaK) May 27, 2020
However, the lawyer mentioned, Ms Khan ended her relationship with him in December. Nonetheless, he had continued to go to the home on and off, reporters had been informed.
“Uzma has Usman’s telephone calls and messages saved in her telephone and we’ll desk them within the court docket,” Mr Ashfaq mentioned.
He additionally rejected Amena Malik’s declare in her video that the home she broke into was her husband’s property.
Ms Khan and her sister wanted safety, he mentioned, as a result of their lives had been in danger, and he known as for the instant arrest of these named within the police criticism.
The 2 different girls named within the criticism haven’t made any public remark, and neither have any of the guards.
Why has the media been quiet?
In most nations, this type of story could be splashed all around the headlines. However not in Pakistan.
The property magnate – and father of two of the ladies named – Malik Riaz swiftly threatened to file a defamation swimsuit “in opposition to anybody who tries to implicate me wrongfully for such disgraceful incidents”.