A district court docket in Lahore on Friday cancelled arrest warrants for actor Saba Qamar and singer Bilal Saeed in a case pertaining to the alleged desecration of Wazir Khan mosque.
Judicial Justice of the Peace Jowaria Munir Bhatti had issued the warrants on Wednesday, whereas setting the bail at Rs30,000 every when the 2 didn’t seem for a court docket listening to.
The 2 submitted an utility through their legislation agency, contending that they have been harmless and law-abiding residents.
Saeed mentioned he had not obtained a court docket summon to this point, whereas Qamar mentioned that she had obtained a court docket summons at 10pm on September 7 for the following day.
“Each accused individuals appeared earlier than the court docket and requested to withdraw bailable warrants of arrest issued by this court docket […] Within the curiosity of justice, similar is hereby accepted,” the court docket order mentioned, a duplicate of which is offered with Daybreak.com.
The duo was additionally ordered to seem on the subsequent listening to scheduled for October 6 and submit private surety bonds value Rs30,000 every.
The 2 turned the centre of criticism last year in August after it emerged that they’d shot footage contained in the historic mosque whereas engaged on the video of a music.
A periods court docket had directed the Akbari Gate police station home officer to proceed in accordance with the law on an utility searching for registration of a case towards the 2 and others for capturing the video.
Subsequently, Akbari Gate police had registered a primary info report (FIR) towards the duo beneath Part 295 of the Pakistan Penal Code. The part offers with the offence of injuring or defiling a spot of worship, with the intent to insult the faith of any class.
The 2 have been granted interim pre-arrest bail on August 15, 2020, till Aug 25, with an extra extension given in September 2020.
In response to their counsel, the FIR was baseless and opposite to the info. He acknowledged that no dance or music was carried out within the mosque as alleged within the FIR and the 2 have been harmless and falsely implicated within the case for ulterior motives.
Qamar and Saeed had additionally apologised for the incident and issued explanations that shed additional mild on the video shoot’s context.