Saba Qamar, Bilal Saeed granted bail in Mosque video case

LAHORE: Actress Saba Qamar and singer Bilal Saeed have been granted bail by the court in a case relating to shooting a music video in a mosque. 

Both Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed appeared in the courtroom today to have their attendance registered at the hearing. During the hearing, Qamar’s lawyer contested that his client was innocent and did not violate the sanctity of the mosque.

However, the investigating officer said that police had not yet received the video of the song’s shooting that went viral on social media. Lahore Sessions Court judge Chaudhry Qasim Ali, however, granted Qamar and Saeed bail to their interim petitions.

A short clip of Qamar whirling with Saeed at the historic mosque went viral on social media, drawing strong reactions from religious and political circles.

Saba Qamar 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.

Bilal Saeed 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 as a caption. 

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