Actor, singer and host Mohsin Abbas Haider had been in the news for mixed reasons, recently. He was critically acclaimed by Lux Style Awards 2019 for his song Naa Jaa. He was in the film Baaji and was praised for his performance. He had appeared on a television show with Ahsan Khan where he spoke about his journey of depression and almost losing touch with reality. There was news of him recently welcoming a baby boy. And since last night, Mohsin Abbas Haider has become the centre of the news again: this time for quite possibly the worst reason imaginable.
Mohsin Abbas Haider's wife, Fatema Sohail, said in a shocking facebook post, that Mohsin Abbas Haider was violent with her, cheated on her and refused to support her and their child.
Fatema Sohail's Allegation:
Here is what Fatema Sohail said in the now viral facebook post:
"Zulim Bardast kerna bhi Qunah hai! I am Fatima. Wife of Mohsin Abbas Haider & here is my story. 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! He pulled me from hair, dragged me on floor, kicked me several times, punched me on face & threw me on the wall. I was brutally beaten by my husband. My caretaker! Traumatized me contacted a friend instead of family & was rushed to hospital. Doctor initially refused to do checkup as it was a police case. I needed some time to digest the shock & not file a complaint. I was able to get my ultra sound where the sight of relief was that my baby was not harmed! Societal Pressure or my own confidence. I do not know what ..but I decided to make my marriage work for my own child.
Actor singer Mohsin Abbas Haider
On 20th May 2019 I was blessed with a beautiful boy. I had a surgery due to complication. While I was in operation theater in Lahore, my husband was in Karachi sleeping with his GF, Nazish Jehangir, an emerging model/actor. He later posts depressing statuses to get public attention. My family stood with me but my better half chose not to. Mohsin visited after 2 days of delivery just to take images and gain some publicity. He did not bother to check on his son. It was only a drama for social appreciation.
On 17th July, I went to Mohsin's Home & asked him to take our son's responsibility where he started beating me again! He refused to do anything for his son! Now I had Enough! I am posting this to tell this to all girls! Look at me! Societal Pressure or not but there is a limit to put a full stop!
Fatema Sohail's picture, bruised, which she shared on her faceook post
No 1 else will do it except us for ourselves. I have no idea how I will raise my child on my own ...but I know Allah will help me! I had enough of verbal & physical abuse. I had enough of Divorce threats! Enough! Proves are attached. Truth Told! Now I will see you in court Mr Mohsin!"
She attached pictures of a police report and her own face and hand which are clearly appearing to be hurt and bruised.
Fatema Sohail's hand, as shared in her viral Facebook post
A twitter account in Fatema's name also tweeted thanks for the support and insisted that they would see Mohsin in court.
I Saw Overwhelming Response . I received a lot of messages. Thank you all for giving me light of hope and supporting me in the time of need.i will bring this to court. See You Soon In The Court Mr Mohsin!.— Fatema Sohail (@SohailFatema) July 20, 2019
Fatema had alleged that Mohsin was cheating on her with a model, Nazish Jahangir, and a twitter user also shared a screenshot from Nazish's story.
I don't know but I'm a regular follower of Nazish Jahangir on insta & let me tell you that she sevral times have expressed her felings for Mohsin in her insta stories, i myself have witnesed with my own eyes. Here's a proof— Farshaid Naushad (@FarshaidNaushad) July 21, 2019
What a shame#MohsinAbbasHaider pic.twitter.com/Y8zyqwcMTX
Reactions from the Industry:
Co actor Osman Khalid Butt took to twitter to express his shock.
I've been staring at this screen, grappling with the images I saw, trying to form a coherent sentence.— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) July 21, 2019
There is a special place in hell reserved for anyone who would lay so much as a finger on a woman.
You cannot justify abuse.
It is indefensible.
I am sick to my stomach.
More members of the fraternity have spoken up and condemned Mohsin Abbas Haider's behavior. Haroon Shahid, Usman Mukhtar and Reham Khan all spoke up on the issue.
Such a yellow bellied sap sucker does not deserve to be called a man. He should be put behind bars.#MohsinAbbasHaider— Mustafa Chaudhary (@Mustafa_Chdry) July 20, 2019
Growing up I remember, once my father got really upset when he saw my mother crying. Upon inquiring, he found out that one of our neighbor used to beat his wife. He went up to his house the same day and put him in his place. The guy was a wuss. #MohsinAbbasHaider shame on you!— Haroon Shahid (@HaroonsMusic) July 21, 2019
There has been no statement so far from Mohsin Abbas Haider. According to Fatema's post, this incident happened in Punjab and Punjab's government has passed bills on domestic violence. Mohsin and Fatema had tied the knot in 2015 and had parted ways for a while but later Mohsin had dismissed the rumors. The couple had also had a baby girl Mehveen who had passed away shortly after her birth. This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.