Pop star Annie alleges husband tried to kill her
LONDON: Singer Noor ul Ain Khalid, popularly known as Annie or Annie Khalid, has alleged that her rich Pakistani husband subjected her to the worst kind of domestic and physical abuse throughout their marriage - starting allegedly much before their wedding on 16 July 2012 but two weeks after their nikkah earlier in the year.
The 'Britney Spears of Pakistan', who rose to fame in 2006 with her album 'Princess', got married to MMA Group of Companies' Chairman Malik Noreed Awan in Dubai. Annie shot to fame through her pop single "Mahiya" which gave her huge popularity and won her tens of thousands of fans. Since then she has released Urdu and English songs.
Sources close to Noureed Awan have alleged that the pop star has fled to London 3 weeks ago after taking Rs 10 million in cash and Rs 30 million worth jewellery from the couple's home in Dubai but the singer insists that she fled "to save my life only".
Speaking to Geo TV/Jang Newspapers in London at her family home, Annie shared her heartache and said that she left her husband because she feared being physically hurt - even killed.
"I have not stolen anything, no cash, nothing in kind. When I am fleeing to save my life, will I go to the bank when I didn't have a bank account in Dubai? I fled to London with a bag weighing less than 15KG. I only took with me my clothes, laptop, phone and my personal belongings. I couldn't have come out of Heathrow airport with that much cash. They are fabricating stories."