The Veteran actress Saba Qamar and singer Bilal Saeed received a pre-arrest bail in a case of alleged desecration of the Wazir Khan Masjid at a court session in Lahore.
When Qamar appeared before the court, she covered herself with a veil (burqa). Bilal Saeed was escorted by his legal team. The investigating officer (IO) contended before the court that the complainant had not provided him the objectionable videos filmed in the mosque. The judge expressed displeasure over investigating officers’ performance and suggested that video could be obtained from social media platforms.
The petitioners’ counsel certified that Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed had not committed any offense of disgracing the mosque. Additionally, both Qamar and Saeed denied the allegations. They stated that the sole purpose of this false case was to humiliate them.
What Elicitied the Controversy?
A BTS video of Qamar and Saeed twirling in premises of the mosque went viral. Within a spur of moments, their reputations went down the drains. Moreover, they were lambasted and castigated continually.
After this, the Akbari Gate Police registered an FIR against the two under section 295 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). Complainant Farhat Manzoor Chandio accused that the culprits trampled upon the sanctity of the mosque by their act.
Earlier, Saeed also made an apology on his Instagram account saying that he and Qamar both “realize what has happened over the past few days has hurt sentiments deeply”.