Ther session court of Lahore has granted interim bail on Saturday to the famous actor turned director Saba Qamar and singer Bilal Saeed in a case relating to the controversial music video shoot of Qabool at the historical Wazir Khan Mosque.
According to the details, a pre-arrest bail has been issued by the court till August 25 against Rs50,000 surety bonds collectively.
Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed were nominated in the case on August 13 for shooting the controversial music video for their latest song ‘Qubool’ at the Wazir Khan mosque’s premises.
The case has been registered by the Akbari Gate police on the complaint of lawyer Farhat Manzoor. The FIR has been registered under Section 295 (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Meanwhile, the case also appealed for strict action against the administration of mosque. Manzoor had filed a petition earlier this month to file a case against the artists in this regard.
Earlier, a short clip of Qamar whirling with Saeed at the historic mosque went viral on social media, irking religious and political circles.
The actress also responded to the criticism in a series of tweets, saying the clip was a “prologue to the music video featuring a Nikkah scene. It was neither shot with any sort of playback music nor has it been edited to the music track,” she said on Twitter.
Bilal Saeed has also apologised to the public in a video posted on social media. “We realise what has happened over the past few days has hurt your sentiments deeply,” he wrote.