Auqaf official suspended for allowing video shoot at Wazir Khan Mosque

By: INP      Published: 12:42 AM, 10 Aug, 2020
Auqaf official suspended for allowing video shoot at Wazir Khan Mosque
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A manager of the Auqaf Department has been suspended for allowing an illegal video shoot of a song by renowned actors Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed at the historic Wazir Khan Mosque.

According to details, the provincial minister for Auqaf suspended Auqaf Manager Ishtiaq Ahmed for allowing an illegal video shoot at the Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore.

The accused is directed to appear before the director (inquiry) to respond to the allegations levelled against him.

Moreover, responding to the issue, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Chaudhry Shujat Hussain asked as to why those who violated the sanctity of the Wazir Khan Mosque still roam free.

“Arrest those responsible for the act as soon as possible,” he demanded while condemning the video shoot on the mosque premises. He said that even those who allowed the video shoot are yet to be put behind the bar.

Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi further commented on the controversy and said that dance and singing on the mosque premises was a clear violation of the Islamic teachings.