Dubai – Pakistani actress Veena Malik has obtained a divorce from her husband Asad Khattak through court after three years of marriage.
The counsel of Veena Malik, Ali Ahmed, has confirmed the separation between Veena and Asad, saying that the family court issued the decree on January 31, 2017 after the actress filed for the divorce.
The court ruled in favour of Veena as Asad failed to proceed with the case, he said. He refused to give further details.
Veena and Asad had got married on December 25, 2013 and they have two children together.
According to sources, Veena filed for divorce after a rift with Asad and his family over her return to showbiz.
According to a court official, the 33-year-old actress had filed a plea seeking divorce in the Lahore family court in first week of this January as the couple had developed differences and could not live together.
The court had summoned Khattak but he neither appeared nor filed a reply.
On this, the court accepted Veena’s plea and issued a decree last month validating divorce between the couple, the official said. The couple kept the development under wraps.
According to some reports, Ms. Veena and Khattak had been living separately for the last three months. Veena reportedly wanted to join showbiz but Khattak had been insisting she look after their two children, Abram (2) and Amal (1).
Veena Malik is well known for her appearance on the Indian TV show Big Boss.