KARACHI: Police in Karachi have arrested TV figure Ali Saleem, aka Begum Nawazish Ali, for possessing liquor at a guest house in city’s Clifton area.
According to SSP South Umar Shahid, police raided a bungalow in Clifton area after receiving an information. Several people were taken into custody during the raid, including Ali Saleem. Liquor bottles were also found at the bungalow.
The police have registered a case of drugs against the suspects. The bungalow is reportedly used as a guest house.
Rising to prominence for donning a female attire (and hairstyle) whilst being a man, before he finally shed his avatar. The TV host was in a fix in 2011 when he was arrested for a scuffle involving his mother; apparently he broke her nose by punching her in the face. According to police at that time, Ali was tested positive for alcohol and the financial issues were the cause of the dispute.
According to police, 60-year-old Farzana was living in the house alone while Saleem used to visit her occasionally from Lahore. At the time of incident he had come to see her while he was heavily under the influence of alcohol.