A Pakistani court has acquitted Hindi medium actor Sabah Khamar of defamation charges

Saba Khmer. (Photo credit: Instagram / sabaqamarzaman)

Saba Khmer. (Photo credit: Instagram / sabaqamarzaman)

Lahore: Pakistani court on Monday acquitted Saba KhmerShe has acted in Bollywood movies Hindi Medium, In a case alleging that he was insulted for shooting a ‘dance video’ at a historic church here. Lahore Additional Sessions Judge Malik Mohammad Mushtaq acquitted Qamar and singer Bilal Saeed in an eight-page judgment.

In 2020, the police registered an FIR against Khamar and Saeed for insulting Masjid Wazir Khan in Lahore. The Punjab government had expelled two senior officials for violating the sanctity of the mosque.

Qamar and Saeed had apologized for their actions in the face of strong criticism and death threats on social media.

The FIR alleges that the two actors violated the sanctity of the church by shooting a dance video. The move had angered the people of Pakistan.

The investigating officer did not find any evidence that Sabah Qamar and Bilal Saeed deliberately vandalized, desecrated or desecrated the shrine, ”the court observed. “Instead, because they were artists, they took part in the shooting with the prior permission of the Awqaf Department and the Religious Affairs Department in Lahore, Punjab,” it says.

Investigators failed to produce any musical instruments read during the shooting at the mosque.

Saba Khmer, 38, who has been acclaimed for her performances in Bollywood movies, has also done a biography of social media sensation Khandil Baloch. She received death threats on social media for ‘un-Islamic action’.

In 2016, they were warned on social media that they would face the fate of Baloch, who was killed by his brother for “insulting family honor”.

Various religious groups, including Jamaat-e-Islami, have also staged demonstrations demanding “severe punishment” for the couple. PTI MZ CPS AKJ CPS

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