Pakistani actress Saba Qamar and singer Bilal Saeed are facing criticism after a promotional clip from their latest music video called ‘Qubool’ inside the historical Wazir Khan mosque in Lahore went viral online on August 8.
Even though the actors had apologized previously, the public is not ready to forgive them.
Several users demanded that a blasphemy case be registered against the Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed for disrespecting the sanctity of Wazir Khan Mosque.
However, Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi has also come forward and criticised the artists for disrespecting a holy place.
In a religious gathering speaking to his followers, Khadim said that why we should leave such actors who are dancing in the mosque. Who is responsible for this act?
TLP has found another blasphemy case to latch on to with #SabaQamar’s Wazir Khan twirl. Khadim Rizvi has smelt blood & an easy victim in an outspoken actress and he’s going to milk this. This is going to get ugly. pic.twitter.com/Ejy01LvGAN
— Ammar Rashid ☭🌹 #RedistributionNow (@AmmarRashidT) August 15, 2020
As per the latest reports, Lahore’s session court has granted interim bail to Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed in the case.
Blasphemy is a hugely sensitive issue in Pakistan, so much so, that the country’s blasphemy laws carry a potential death sentence for anyone who insults Islam.