A Lahore Magistrate’s Court has acquitted actress Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed in the case of dancing and filming a video at Masjid Wazir Khan, with the court ruling the charges unfounded, Aaj reported. News Monday.
Additional Sessions Judge Malik Muhammad Mushtaq of the Lahore Sessions Court has issued a written verdict on the appeals of actress Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed for violating the sanctity of the Wazir Khan Mosque.
The verdict said that under section 295 there should be an intent to desecrate a religious place, but according to the defendant, they had no intent to desecrate a mosque, and no evidence was presented. found indicating such intent during the investigation.
The allegations against the defendant were found to be without merit and the need for a trial was dismissed. The court accepted the defendants’ appeals and ordered their acquittal.
Earlier, Qamar and Saeed filed an appeal against the decision of the judicial magistrate, in which it was stated that the recording took place at the Wazir Khan Mosque with the permission of the administration, including the Auqaf and Affairs departments. Punjab government nuns.
The sanctity of the mosque was taken care of and no dances were performed inside the mosque, they said in the petition filed against the decision.
A video was revealed in August 2020 that showed actress Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed in a one-song video shot at the historic Wazir Khan Mosque.
Subsequently, a complaint was filed against them by Akbari Gate Police for violating the sanctity of a place of worship with intent to offend a religion.
In October 2021, both were summoned for the case. However, they filed a not-guilty motion and contested the lawsuit.
This year in March, a magistrate dismissed their pleas to acquittal after which they appealed to the Court of Sessions.
During the hearing, Qamar and Saeed had also given explanations about the background of the shooting of the video after apologizing for the incident.