LAHORE: Pop singer Humaira Arshad on Tuesday refuted allegations leveled against her by husband Ahmed Butt, and instead accused him of deceit, domestic violence and attempts to kidnap her four-year-old son.
At a press conference in Lahore, Humaira said she had been married to Butt for 12 years but the two had recently fallen out and were now separated.
Humaira claimed that Butt had threatened her that he would tarnish her image in the media, take away her son and throw acid on her.
“He kept my four-year-old son away from me for four days, and threatened that he would kill anyone who attempts to take him,” Humaira said.
In response to Butt’s allegations that Humaira was doing this to gain American nationality, she said that she could easily immigrate to the US if she wanted to.
“I do not want US immigration. My son is a US national because he was born there. But I used to go to the US even before I had a child. I am an artist. If I wanted to get US nationality, I could have done so a long time ago,” Humaira added.
Humaira claimed that Butt had physically abused and beaten her in front of her neighbours.
“He locked me up in the house for days, and he beat me for three days. Our neighbours are witness to the fact that he slapped me outside the house and pulled me by the hair,” Humaira claimed.