Humaima Malick opens up about being a domestic abuse survivor

Humaima Malick opens up about being a domestic abuse survivor

The actress took to her Instagram to share how she was "threatened, abused and beaten".
Updated 24 Jul, 2019

Days after Fatema Sohail came forward and accused her husband, actor Mohsin Abbas Haider of domestic violence, Humaima Malik took to social media to share her own harrowing account of violence.

Malik, who along with her sister, Dua, claimed she had witnessed what Fatema said she went through, took to Instagram to talk about how she was also a survivor of domestic abuse.

"Although it has been years but all those years and the pain filled days and nights still haunt me. I was only a 19-20 year old miserable young girl. Who couldn't even share my screaming wounds with my family," wrote the Bol actor.

A screenshot of Humaima Malik's Instagram story.
A screenshot of Humaima Malik's Instagram story.

"I am shameful of myself today. I didn't do anything for myself 3 years of abusive marriage, 7 years of another abusive relationship and it repeated again. While I was working making a good life for myself and my entire family, I was threatened, abused, and beaten to death not once but many times. I am not scared anymore. I am now shameful of silence."

She concluded her story with the hashtag #NoMoreSilence.

The Legend of Maula Jatt producer, Ammara Hikmat also vouched for Humaima's story, saying she was a very brave woman: "I witnessed it firsthand and glad you pulled yourself out of it."

On Saturday night, Mohsin Abbas Haider's wife, Fatema accused him of cheating, beating her up, even while she was 3 months pregnant and taking Rs 5 million from her which he has not given back yet. An FIR was registered against the actor earlier today under Section 406 (criminal breach of trust) and Section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code and included charges of hurling life threats on the complainant.

Dunya TV also announced their disassociation with Mohsin last night, stating that he will not be appearing on their talk show, Mazaaq Raat until/if he can prove his innocence.

This is a developing story.