Veena Malik has filed an Rs1 billion defamation suit against ex-husband Asad Khattak for running a “smear campaign against her” which has damaged her reputation. The suit was filed under Defamation Ordinance 2002 in the Session Court through advocate Anjum Hameed.
According to Malik, Khattak is involved in “propaganda against her reputation which is causing her loss of goodwill, loss to business opportunities and mental torture.”
On January 5, Asad arrived in Pakistan to obtain custody of his children, who he claims have been kidnapped by his former wife. Asad claimed that he has evidence to prove that Veena has kidnapped his children from the UAE. Addressing a press conference in Peshawar, Asad had said that Veena abducted their children from Dubai and that Pakistan’s consulate general in Dubai was involved in the kidnapping.
Asad further added that Veena threatens him by claiming she has state institutions on her back.
Meanwhile, earlier in November, Veena had sent a legal notice worth Rs500 million to Khattak. According to details, the legal notice was sent by the actor a few days after an audio clip started doing the rounds on the internet in which Malik allegedly threatened her former husband Khattak. In the notice, Veena alleged that Khattak is “deliberately trying to defame” her and that she had lawfully brought her children to Pakistan.