Jul 19

Faha to take legal action against Facebook

London: Tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq’s wife Faha Makhdoom has decided to take a legal action against social networking site Facebook after the site has failed to close the fake account that was used to spread rumours about the couple’s marriage.Faha Aisam

She has decided to instruct her lawyers after the fake account—purporting to be her official page—had been used to transmit ‘malicious and disrespectful rumours’ about the celebrity couple.

Dr Akmal Makhdoom, Faha’s father, said ‘false accusations about the honourable Qureshi family’ are being spread in his daughter’s name.

Various accounts on her name were created as soon as she and Aisam got engaged. She personally approached Facebook many times for action against these accounts but to no avail.

At the moment, the family has hired a solicitor to approach the social networking site to look into the serious concerns of the family as more than 8,000 people are following the counterfeit account.

Faha said, “I have nothing to do with this account. My real account is a private one which only my close friends and family know about.”

Dr Makhdoom said, “The site’s failure to close the fake account had serious effects on them. This site is being used to abuse our families and it’s causing distress to us all, especially our daughter.

“We request everyone to please report this account to Facebook. We also ask people to consider what is said on it with contempt by its fake author. This account must not be given any credence.”

Pakistani media reported that Aisam and Faha had decided to end their marriage months after they tied the knot in December last year.

It was reported that the couple decided to part their ways after being failed to develop an understanding between them.

But fathers of each spouse denied any such reports out of hand, terming these news as rumours.