Saba Qamar, Bilal Saeed exempted from court appearance over threats

By: News Desk
Published: 11:42 AM, 26 Aug, 2020
Saba Qamar, Bilal Saeed exempted from court appearance over threats
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A session court in Lahore summoned actress Saba Qamar and singer Bilal Saeed on September 3 in a case of alleged desecration of the Wazir Khan mosque. However, the court exempted them from appearance. 

Both actors through their counsels said that they had serious life threats if they came to appear before the court regarding the case related to their alleged shooting at the mosque.

Akbari Gate police had registered a first information report (FIR) against the duo under Section 295 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) following a court’s direction to act on an application of a lawyer as per the law and decide whether a cognisable offence was made out. 

The court announced its verdict and adjourned the hearing till September 3.

Earlier, the Baari crooner turned to his Instagram with lengthy apology over the recent debacle that was caused following the filming of his music video Qubool with Saba Qamar.

“We realize what has happened over the past few days has hurt your sentiments deeply,” he began.

“We as Muslims, as decent human beings and as artists will never, ever trivialize or condone disrespect to Islam or any other religion, race, caste, colour or creed. If we have unknowingly hurt anyone’s sentiments we apologise to you all with all our heart,” he added.

In the video, Saeed states: "Saba Qamar and I had recently filmed a nikkah sequence at Wazir Khan Mosque which created a big misunderstanding and hurt the emotions of a lot of people."

He said further that claims rife about dance sequences being shot within the premises of the mosque were untrue.