Faryal Makhdoom’s parents have revealed they are terrified that the recent spat between their daughter and her in-laws will cause the relationship between Amir Khan and Faryal to end in a bitter divorce.
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.
Faryal’s mother said: ‘We have hearts, hearts that are broken when we hear such things. We are living in fear that at any moment our daughter will get divorced.’
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.
Khan’s parents also slammed Faryal for her un-Islamic dress code but Mrs Makhdoom defended her daughter by saying she is just trying to adjust to western life.
She said: ‘My daughter went thousands of miles away,’ she told Dunya News in her native Pakistan.
‘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 please don’t say such a word to any girl, to anyone’s daughter.
‘We are parents too. We are living in fear that at any moment our daughter will get divorced. May they always live happily.’
Mrs Makhdoom 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. They keep telling me there will be a divorce.
‘I couldn’t sleep that night. I kept wondering how Amir’s father could say that. And as a father, a father of daughters, to say that.’
She continued: ‘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.’