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”.
Blasphemy act of Geo Tv Utho Jago Pakistan,Veena Malik’s wedding today at morning show.
Shaista Lodhi arranged the marriage ceremony of Veena Malik and Asad Basheer. But she made a great mistake which is really unbearable for our nation. She played famous Qawali of Amjad Sabri Ali or Zohra ki Shaadi Hai as background music. This Qawali was sung by a person present on the set.In this Qawali all the GREAT NAMES OF AHL-E-BAIT are included and singing such Qawali on marriage ceremony of Veena Malik or any other artist is just an irresponsible act.
Today, Agreeing to her statement aired today, the regretful host stated that she along with the entire team feels sorry and tenders an apology for the circumstances that were triggered unintentionally due to the capacity of the program broadcast yesterday.
Dr. Shaista stated that she looks for forgiveness from the Almighty Allah over an unintended gaffe that hurt the sentiments of the audience.
Now Shaista apologized to Pakistani Nation and said that they (She and her team)are really embarrassed on their mistake. She has realized and she is also asking for forgiveness from ALLAH Almighty. She said we are sorry on this act and for hurting our audience.