Khan, 36, was arrested at his home in the Clifton neighborhood of Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province before dawn Tuesday. He was later freed on bail, said Azad Khan, an area police chief.

And here’s the clincher,

“We arrested him after his wife contacted police, saying her husband was drunk and beating her,”

So much for our role models. I’m starting to feel sick about our local cricket team after these news reports.

Source: Herald Tribune

Adil Najam over at ATP also presents this story, with a little more reasoning as to why its not a domestic issue anymore

18 Comments so far

  1. shobz (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 5:02 pm

    big surprise (sarcastic jab). They all drink in the safety of their homes.

  2. Cy (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 5:05 pm

    It’s a good thing these things are coming to the surface though – they’ve gone on for far too long. Maybe it will stir some healthy debate and more women will feel emboldened to come forward.

  3. MB (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 5:20 pm

    Most of the Clifton defense police & VIP gov. officers & are involved in drinking & prostitution & so its normal in that part. The interesting thing was the women complaining to the police or say daring to complain but sadly part is she probably retreated after he would have given her a tallaq dhumki, the typical coward resort left for cruel males.

  4. MB (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 5:23 pm

    Khan should patch up with the police in that area for his requirements instead of wasting someone else for his gains.

  5. Kashif Bhutto (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 5:34 pm

    Any person who beats his wife should be stoned to death. Such a coward person.

    Women should be allowed to exercise their full rights. Its hight time!!

  6. Ali Mohsin (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 7:19 pm

    Guys n gals…….this might be a concocted story…..atleast wait for somewhile b4 dust settles and you throw ur judgements…….

    For me, the biggest dilemma of the entire world and present human race is its gullibility …that we tend to believe everything and anything thats being flashed on the screens, in newspapers anywhere…..Americans tend to take everything that their mainstream channels CNN & CNBC airs, withour actually verifying the authenticity of the news….. and now a point has reached that all Muslims are being looked upon suspiciously……Their naivity is costing them alot now….

    Back to Moin Khan……its a pity if the guy was invovled….but hopes its the other way.

  7. Kumail (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 7:27 pm

    Its not really fair to mix ones personal life with their professional accomplishment. He may not be a good husband but that was not his criteria to be a part of the cricket team.

  8. wrathchild (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 7:28 pm

    If you are looking for “role models” in ex or former cricketers posting about other drunk people should be the last thing on your issues list.

  9. Smelly (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 9:07 pm

    Point is, that no man has the authority to hit a women. The fact that he did it in a drunken stupour doesnt justify the fact either. The only reason this one instance is getting so much publicity is because Moin Khan is a prominent sports figure in Pakistan. No one is running amok when issues like these are reported in the news almost everyday. Hitting women is a bedroom sport in Pakistan. Personally, I believe that Khan’s wife should be given a standing ovation in a public arena for doing what she did. Calling the Police on your husband requires cahoonies, and more so when you know the repercussions which might affect his public image as a result.

  10. powerslave (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 10:43 pm

    I think nothing says “I love you” like a slap on the face.

  11. ash (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 3:07 am

    horrible. talk about an idol with clay feet, kudos to his wife for not being yet another consenting victim

  12. wasiq (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 6:07 am

    talking about the role models how many of you living in the US and facing the cold winter storms remember Marina khan….yes the girl who began her acting career from a dead telephone in a special play on shaheed rashid minhas NH….well the hot news is that she has become yet another desperate housewife to host a morning show from karachi studios of ARY…she seems to have hijacked the Nadia khan show….who moves out to…in all there are about half a dozen desperate housewives who are hosting morning tv show mon-fri for two-three hours….every morning on different private pakistani channels…..its really fun to watch as well as educational….

  13. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 6:40 am

    @WASIQ, I didnt get you … What Marina Khan and Nadia Khan has to do with Moin Khan and his liquor ?
    Or you just giving an update ?

  14. Poo Poo head (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 8:01 am

    They all are Khans …

  15. Kashif (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 12:23 pm

    Is it right to highlight somebody’s personal affair on a public blog?

  16. mansoor (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 12:44 pm

    kashif: when he got arrested, it stopped becoming a private/personal affair.. and became a public affair.

    The lives of celebrities are put under a much more strenous microscope than us poor regular people. Its the price to pay for fame.

  17. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on January 19th, 2007 @ 12:17 am

    Liquor should be banned in our country (If you call Pakistan an Islamic state)

  18. wasiq (unregistered) on January 19th, 2007 @ 3:45 am

    @khitorpit……you missed the show today….it was awesome… when are you planning to get out of pittsburgh….anytime soon..?

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