Pakistani celebs speak out after Mohsin Abbas Haider is accused of domestic abuse

Pakistani celebs speak out after Mohsin Abbas Haider is accused of domestic abuse

Mohsin's wife Fatema alleged that the actor cheated on her and beat her while she was pregnant and again recently.
Updated 26 Sep, 2019

Late Saturday night, Mohsin Abbas Haider's wife, Fatema Sohail took to Facebook to accuse the actor of domestic violence.

"On 26th Nov 2018, I caught my husband cheating. When I confronted him, instead of being embarrassed he started Beating me. I was pregnant at that time," said Sohail.

Fatema said she had to go to a doctor to make sure the baby is okay. She further said that she decided to try and make the relationship work for the sake of the child, although she pointed out there may have been some 'societal pressure' involved as well.

"On 17th July, I went to Mohsin's home and asked him to take our son's responsibility where he started beating me again! He refused to do anything for his son! Now I've had enough... I had enough of verbal & physical abuse. I had enough of divorce threats."

Haider responded to the allegations in a presser on Sunday, denying that he never physically assaulted Fatema.

The case quickly captured attention on social media, with prominent celebrities calling for justice.

Mahira Khan calls for children to be taught about consent and abuse so that violence is not normalised

Here's what Asim Azhar had to say

Mansha Pasha reiterates that domestic violence is never justified

Ushna Shah and Hania Amir, who have both worked with Mohsin Abbas Haider, came out in support of Fatema

Since then, Dua Malik, Gohar Rasheed, Humaima Malick and Hamza Ali Abbasi have also come out to corroborate parts of Fatema's account.

Mehwish Hayat drove home the point that we need to support victims when they open up about this hidden menace

Sajal Aly points out that a good thing about social media is that it's helping erode our culture of silence

Ahsan Khan says, and rightly so, that domestic abuse is a crime

Sadaf Kanwal says the images of Fatema "will forever haunt me"

Anchor Khalid Butt who has worked with the actor claimed he also witnessed some alterations between Mohsin and his family