Actress Veena Malik and her husband, Asad Khattak are parting ways after a little over three years of marriage.
Malik filed a plea in a Lahore court on January 6, 2017 for a khula (dissolution of marriage) from her husband, which was issued in favour of the actress on January 31, 2017.
"According to the court, three notices are sent to the defendant to present himself before the court, if he fails to do so (which Asad did in this case) then the court issues an order in favour of the plaintiff (Veena)," the actor's lawyer, Ali Ahmad told DawnNews.
"Veena's reason for the dissolution of marriage is that Asad changed after marriage, his personality became 'complicated' and his demeanour became negative," he added.
The court has given a unilateral decision because of Khattak's unavailability. "The couple have 90 days to reconcile and if the defendant still fails to show up in court the divorce will not be reversible," shared the lawyer.
Veena's father, Malik Aslam revealed that even though Asad was a partner in his business, "he was not as financially stable" and that the couple "had a lot of problems."
"We all tried for three years to make things right, including Veena. When controversies regarding her shoot in an Indian publication came out, I was the first one to support her and stand up against what was being said to her and this time I am with her, the decision (for a khula) she made was right and I stand by her."
He said: "Even though their marriage has ended, my relation with Asad will remain the way it was, like a son and a business partner."
The couple got married in Dubai on December 25 in 2013, they have two children. According to the father, Veena will have custody of the children as she is the mother, however this will not impact the relation the children share with their father.