Fatema Sohail, who recently accused her husband and Pakistani actor Mohsin Abbas Haider of physically assaulting her, appeared for an interview on an Express News talk show yesterday where she spoke about her abusive relationship with Mohsin in detail. Earlier, Fatema had posted a note on Facebook over the weekend where she disclosed that her husband Mohsin repeatedly physically abused her when she found out that he is cheating on her with Pakistani model Nazish Jehangir.
During the interview, Fatema was asked how she got to know Mohsin and how did their relationship begin. “We used to work together on a Dunya tv show called Muzakaraat. We had met there for the first time and started talking to each other. Then I quit my job and joined Neo TV shortly before our love marriage in 2015,” she responded.
Mohsin and Fatema
Further on in the interview, Fatema was asked about the first time Mohsin raised his hand on her. In response, she said, “He hit me four five days after our marriage ceremony and used to say it’s his habit and nature. Even singer Dua Malik is a witness to this. When we went on a trip to Muzaffarabad with Dua and Sohail Haider, she saw me getting beaten up by Mohsin and said that I should raise my voice against this abusive treatment. ‘You belong to the media and if you don’t speak against this then how will others who suffer like this will,’ said Dua.”
Mohsin and Fatema
Commenting on why she didn’t reveal this abusive nature of Mohsin earlier, Fatema said, “I used to avoid telling my family because then they would say this marriage was solely my decision and I would get blamed,” adding that, she didn’t want a divorce because she wanted to save this marriage nor did she want to be labeled a divorcee in the society we live in. “Instead I thought of giving it some more time because many people advised me that I should wait till my child is born as that might bring a positive change in Mohsin.”
Fatema further relayed that she used to go and live at her mother’s house after getting beaten up by Mohsin. “I used to think that if Mohsin beats me, tortures me mentally and physically apart from speaking to his girlfriend Nazish Jehangir all the time then I should go stay at my mama’s house,” she said, hoping that Mohsin will change once their first child is born.
While shedding light on the horrific event that took place earlier this month, Fatema said, “On July 15 after my new born baby was born, I went to Mohsin’s house because he wasn’t coming to take me. I went to his house to tell him that a son needs a father and that we should sort the differences between us but he did not even open up the door as he was on the phone with Nazish Jehangir, updating her about the situation. Finally, I managed to get inside by convincing the guard to let me in. When I entered, he started throwing and breaking things before he began to abuse and beat me while on the phone with his girlfriend.”
Fatema added that, “During all this the baby started crying a lot and I realized that this is not the kind of father my child deserves. All that while I was thinking that what if I die while getting beaten up then who will take care of my child. If my baby sees his father beating his mother like this then tomorrow he will also hit his wife.” She said the only thing Mohsin was concerned about at that time was his girlfriend Nazish Jehangir and beating me up. “From that point onwards I realised that I could bear all this as Mohsin’s wife but will not bear it as the mother to his child.”
When asked about if Fatema was aware of Mohsin’s anger issues before marriage, she said, “Every men has anger issues but I did not know that Mohsin’s anger would reach such a level that he ends up strangling and beating me.” While commenting on the depressed phase of Mohsin Abbas Haider, Fatema said, “His girlfriend Nazish had shut her phone and vanished. That’s when he wrote that depressed status on Facebook, thinking that he has already ruined his family because of Nazish and if she leaves him then where will he go.”
Towards the end of the interview, Fatema disclosed that Mohsin’s family has hardly done anything to sort out misunderstandings between her and Mohsin. “They said they’re helpless and can’t do anything. They even stopped me from meeting my family as well.” She added that, a first information report was not filed with the police the first time she was beaten up because she thought Mohsin will change after the birth of their child. “But now I have lodged an FIR due to which the matter will be forwarded to court on Monday and this man will give my son his due rights.”