Muniba Mazari has become a household name due to her inspirational story and her recurrent media appearances. The ex-husband of the activist and TV host has sued her for Rs10 million and a local court in Islamabad is set to take up the case on December 7.
According to reports, Khurram Shahzad, a former air force official and now a commercial pilot, has sued Mazari accusing her of distorting facts of their relationship and injuring his reputation.
Shahzad had married Mazari back in December 2005. On February 27, 2008, the couple met a car accident near Jacobabad, in which Mazari lost both her legs. Then in 2015, the activist divorced her husband and he remarried again after a while and now has a three-month-old daughter.
Shahzad says that after the accident, Mazari was going through a hard time and he tried to promote her paintings in an effort to bring her to normalcy. He said that after she started interacting with foreigners in Islamabad’s diplomatic circles, she developed an interest in modelling and singing.
The pilot said that since this was against his family’s values, he forbade his wife to enter the entertainment industry. “Similarly, being an esteemed officer of defence forces, the plaintiff could not allow the defendant [Mazari] to continue such practices,” Shahzad maintained in his petition. He added that Mazari left his house of her free will in 2014 and filed for divorce the next year.
Similarly, Shahzad said that in Mazari’s talks, she portrays him as a selfish person saying that he slept behind the wheel and jumped off the car in order to save himself.
He has demanded Rs10 million in damages for the mental agony, torture and injury to his repute due to Mazari’s comments on different forums. He has also requested the court to restrain Mazari from defaming him in future as well.