SIALKOT

On the order of Additional District and Session Judge Muhammad Ramzan, the Daska City Police have registered a blasphemy case (508/2014) against Jang Group’s Chief Mir Shakeelur Rehman, anchorperson Dr Shaista Lodhi, actress Veena Malik, her husband Asad Bashir, producer and cameramen of the Geo TV’s programme “Utho Jago Pakistan” and some others.

The ADSJ ordered regsiration of the case while announcing verdict on a writ petition filed by a local lawyer Ch Zulfiqar Ali.

Case has been registered under section 295-A (Deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage feelings of any class by insulting religion or religious beliefs) and 298-A (use of derogatory remarks, etc. in respect of Holy Personage). The court also ordered the police to ensure early arrest of the accused.

The FIR revealed that the above mentioned accused had aired some blasphemous contents in Geo TV’s morning show, which had hurt sentiments of the Muslims.

Earlier, in Sambrial, on the order of ADSJ Rai Muhammad Nawaz, the Sambrial Police had also registered a blasphemy case (340/2014) under sections 295-A and 298-A PPC against Jang Group’s owner, anchorperson Shaista Lodhi, actress Veena Malik, her husband Asad Bashir, producer and cameramen of the Geo TV’s programme “Utho Jago Pakistan” and some others.

The court declared verdict on a writ petition filed by a local lawyer Muhammad Imran Cheema.