Malik’s ex-husband Asad Khattak has filed a lawsuit against her
Veena Malik has denied allegations of illegally moving her children from Dubai to Pakistan.
On Thursday, a Rs500 million defamation suit was filed against the former actor by her former husband Asad Khattak, for damaging his reputation and unlawfully keeping their minor children, Abram and Amal, in Pakistan.
He claimed that the children are the US citizens and Malik hasn’t allowed him to meet them despite the court ruling in his favour.
“These are the real Dubai court orders, rejecting Veena Malik’s custody and handing over the minors to father,” Khattak posted on Twitter along with photos of the court orders. “Such a shame and blatant lie in the eyes of the law and state. Still I am seeking the answers how kids were transferred from Dubai to Pakistan?”
These are the real Dubai court orders, rejecting Veena Malik's custody and handing over the minors to father.— Asad Khattak (@asadbashirr) November 12, 2020
Such a shame and blatant lie in the eyes of law and state. Still I am seeking the answers how kids were transferred from Dubai to Pakistan?#VeenaMalikServed500M pic.twitter.com/8PQwZ3hCJt
Khattak requested the Ministry of Interior and FIA to take action against the “unlawful removal” of their minor children and “unlawful issuance of passport.” He asked the government to put Malik on the Exit Control List.
In response, Malik claimed that she is the rightful guardian of the children according to the law and Shariah. She shared a copy of legal orders by a Rawalpindi family court to prove that she has their custody since September, 2019.
According to Malik’s lawyer, Khattak has raised the issue of the children’s custody only because she had asked him to return Rs80 million that he took from her when the couple was still together, reported SAMAA TV. Khattak had taken the money to start his own business.
The lawyer added that the children have been living with Malik for quite some time.
Malik and Khattak divorced in 2017, ending three years of their marriage. They got married in December 2013 in a court in Dubai and have two children.