On Friday, a district court docket in Lahore cancelled the bailable arrest warrants issued in opposition to actor Saba Qamar and singer Bilal Saeed – based on a press assertion shared by the duo’s representatives – in a case pertaining to the alleged violation of the dignity of Wazir Khan Mosque.
Judicial Justice of the Peace Jowaria Munir Bhatti had issued these warrants on Wednesday – setting the bail at Rs30,000 every – after Qamar and Saeed did not make an look on the listening to. Bhatti had heard the case filed final yr, which was adopted by an FIR in opposition to the duo in a Lahore court docket.
Now, their issued assertion assures that they had submitted an utility to the court docket for the withdrawal and cancellation of the bailable warrants issued on September 8, which has now been “graciously accepted.” Each the artists contended that they’re law-abiding residents as a result of that they had communicated the “real causes” for not showing earlier than the court docket.
“We’re happy to announce that the honourable court docket has accepted our utility, and bailable warrants have been withdrawn by way of the court docket’s orders issued right now, on September 9,” the assertion learn.
It went on to deal with the “widespread misreporting and mischaracterization of the court docket’s orders by quite a few print and tv media shops.” And clarified that at no level, had been there any instructions issued to the legislation enforcement for the arrest of Qamar and Saeed.
Quite the opposite, the court docket adopted its customary process and issued instructions within the nature of manufacturing orders, to make sure the presence of the celebrities on the subsequent date of listening to.
“We’d, subsequently, request all print and media shops to train diligence and conduct verification earlier than reporting on any orders of the honourable court docket, to forestall the dissemination of false information that poses a big and detrimental danger to the lives, liberty and well-being of our shoppers,” the assertion concluded.
The Hindi Medium actor additionally shared this press assertion on her Instagram Tales and wrote “Certainly, there isn’t any substitute for diligent, accountable reporting and a few good analysis.”
In August final yr, a case had been registered on the Akbari police station of Lahore on the criticism of advocate Farhat Manzoor after the discharge of the tune, Qabool Hai.