Uzma Khan Withdraws Case, Says FIR Was A Misunderstanding
The actor who was allegedly tortured by a group of three women had filed an FIR against her attackers last week.
Few days after the country celebrated Eid-ul-fitr, a video of actor Uzma Khan being assaulted and harassed by three women, who had barged into the actor’s DHA home in Lahore, with their armed guards was circulated on the internet.
According to the actor’s initial statement the attackers included daughters of realtor Malik Riaz, Amber and Pashmeen Malik, and the niece of his son-in-law Amena Usman Malik. The niece was also said to be the wife of Usman Malik who allegedly had an affair with Uzma.
The case of alleged assault and vandalism was taken up by lawyers Hassaan Khan Niazi and Khadija Siddiqi, who were part of Uzma and her sister Huma Khan’s legal team. The First Information Report was filed last week and arrest warrants for the women were also issued.
However, according to the latest developments, Khadija Siddiqi has distanced herself from the case. In a tweet posted on the micro-blogging site, Siddiqi wrote “This is to announce that we are disassociating from #UzmaKhan case.I understand the reasons of any settlement by two aggrieved women in a rigged system, my conscience doesn’t allow me to be part of any of that, even in a professional capacity. Struggle against lawlessness continues.”
Clearing his stance, Barrister Niazi also turned to Twitter to voice his concern through a video posted on the platform.
Even though no official statement has been given by the two sisters, according to reports an out-of-court settlement has been reached between the two parties.
The 33-year-old actor withdrew the case against the women and said the FIR was a “misunderstanding.”
The case had led to an outrage on social media with people calling for justice and questioning the presence of power culture in the country.