Faryal Makhdoom’s parents have spoken for the first time about the ongoing feud between their daughter and her in-laws.
The feud started when Faryal publicly accused her in-laws of emotional and physical bullying
She also accused them of forcing her to make breakfast every morning at 8am and the sister of Amir Khan of throwing objects at her.
Faryal then caused a media storm by uploading a picture of her brother-in-law, Haroon Khan, who is also a professional boxer, lying naked on a bed.
Amir Khan’s father replied to the allegations of physical abuse and violence towards Faryal, calling them unfounded and pointed out if their was any kind of physical abuse then there must be a hospital record to back up the claim.
The feud erupted again yesterday when Amir Khan’s sister, Mariyah Khan, accused Faryal of banning the Khan family of seeing or visiting their two-year-old daughter Lamaisah.
Faryal later denied the allegations saying she has never stopped her child from visiting them and it was Amir’s older sister that would not let her daughters come over and play with two-year-old Lamaisah.
Faryal’s parents have now broken their silence over the feud between their daughter and her in-laws.
In an interview with Dunya News (below), Faryal’s mother her expressed her alarm at the way the media has stated the feud is between Faryal and Amir instead of Faryal and her in-laws.
Faryal’s mother asked:”Why is the media saying that there is a rift between Amir and Faryal?”
“There were some issues between her and the in-laws, of course they’ll be upset just a bit,”
“Amir was very upset, and he was also saying that this is all so immature. So he was upset about it but there was nothing bad between the husband and wife,” she said.
The interviewer asked her about Amir’s fathers comments about Faryal and Amir’s relationship ending in a divorce.
She said: “It was a very unpleasant thing to hear and it was very painful for me to find out that Amir’s dad said this. Faryal would tell me this as well that ‘They keep telling me there will be a divorce.’ I couldn’t sleep that night. I kept wondering how he could say that. And as a father, a father of daughters, to say that.”
“I would request all fathers of the world to never say this to anyone’s daughter, to say she can get a divorce. Me and my husband, we couldn’t sleep all night. We were just wondering why did he say that. I had to ask Amir, even he said ‘I don’t know Aunty, I don’t know why he said that.’ I request all parents to think of girls as our daughters.”
She went on to say: “My daughter, went thousands of miles away, I got her married in London and at a very young age because I wanted her to have her home, and they should accept her as well. Yes, I admit our lifestyle may have been different, very different, but she did try adjusting. For three and a half years she adjusted. Please accept the girl as your own daughter. And so please don’t say such a word to any girl, to anyone’s daughter. We are parents too. We have hearts, hearts that are broken when we hear such things and are living in fear that at any moment our daughter will get divorced. May they always live happily.”
Faryal’s father, who kept quiet for most of the interview, said: “I will only say that the husband and wife are happy. I can’t really say anything, this is a spat between the in-laws, so it’s not best for me to speak out on this.”
Faryal’s mother went on to praise her son-in-law’s great charity work and called him an asset to the world.
She said: ”Amir, at this moment, is not mine, nor theirs. Amir is this world’s asset. He is a very good man with a good heart. What with the work he is doing, for Muslims with his fund-raising, his fights, he really does not deserve any problems in his life.”
She ended the interview with a very strong point: “I also have a request for the media that i hope this is my last statement and i mean that for everyone; from us to Amir’s family, we don’t want any more drama in the media. The media need to take the positive out of this. Amir is valuable to Pakistan and he should not be bothered by these news. Just end it all and hope for their happiness.”