ISLAMABAD:An FIR was registered by the police on Saturday against Geo TV channel owner Mir Shakeel ur Rehman, its morning programme host Shaista Lodhi, actress Veena Malik and her husband Asad Bashir Khattak.
Earlier, Additional District and Sessions Judge Jahangir Awan, while disposing of a petition by a citizen Arshad Butt, had directed the police to register the FIR against the four under blasphemy and terrorism charges for airing and participating in a controversial show on May 14. No arrest was made.
In their application, the petitioners pleaded the court take action against the parties under Article-20 of the Constitution and stated that SC should constitute a larger bench to hear the case.
Speaking to journalists on the issue, the SIC chief said that the Geo administration had strongly hurt the feelings of Muslims by airing “blasphemous program”. Syed Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi demanded Geo’s closure.Moreover, anti-Geo demonstrations continued all over the country over the airing of an “insulting program”.