Pakistan’s renowned qawwali singer, Amjad Sabri who was brutally shot dead in Karachi on Wednesday, faced blasphemy charges in 2014.
Islamabad High Court had issued notice to the singer and two TV channels for playing qawwali in a morning show making mention of some religious figures. The qawwali was deemed as offensive.
While the blasphemy case was registered against Geo News, the onus was put on the Ajmad Sabri and the lyricist for the blasphemy row by the advocate. Ban was sought on the qawwali that caused the row.
According to the Dawn newspaper, notices were also issued to Federal Information Secretary, chief executive of ARY, anchors Mubashir Lucman, Nida Yasir and Shaista Lodhi, chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) and Chairman Cable Operators Association of Pakistan. Watch alleged Video Below