Today Pakistan police has lodged a case against against Geo TV owner, Mir Shakeel-ur Rehman, and Jang media group for showing a programme that allegedly consisted of content which had hurt religious emotions of millions of muslims across the world, an official said.
Geo channel celebrated a fake marriage ceremony of scandalous actress Veena Malik with a religious song played in the background.
In Punjab province yesterday, regional and sessions judge of Okara ordered that a case be lodged against Geo media group owner Rehman, anchor Shaistan Lodhi, actress Veena, her husband Asad Khatak and others involved in Programme.
Police officer Rana Aziz told Veena, her husband Asad and programme hostess shaista Lodhi were also named in the case filed with Margalla police station in the capital Islamabad.
He said, “They have been charged under Section 295 A, 295 C and 298 A of Pakistan Penal Code, which deal with insulting the religion, and Section 7 of anti-terrorism act.”
Protests Demonstrations have been held in some cities and demonstrators wanted registration of case against them under blasphemy laws, which recommend all-out death sentence.
Geo set has since postponed Lodhi’s programme and Lodhi has apologized to her viewers for hurting their sentiments.
Today Geo published an apology on its Urdu paper ‘Jang’.
The channel management has already fired the whole team of the popular morning show, ‘Utho Gago Pakistan’.
The Defense Ministry has officially requested Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, which controls media, to prohibit Geo for insulting the safety organizations. Furthermore, Geo TV also faces criticism from Imran Khan, former cricketer, for accusing him to be funded by foreign Government and works against national interests.