Geo now accused of blasphemy over Veena Malik’s marriage drama

Geo News

ISLAMABAD – The already in troubled Geo Television Network has been conferred with another grave accusation of blasphemy for allegedly insulting family of Holy Prophet Mohammed PBUH during the marriage drama of Veena Malik.

The religious cleric of all sects joined their voices against the ‘heinous’ act by the Geo Television Network where a Qawali was played during the staged ceremony of Veena Malik’s marriage on morning show at Geo Entertainment.

According to the Shia Muslim cleric Allama Abbas Kumeli “Geo did it really wrong when it played a sacred Qawali over such an occasion.”

The leader of Sunni Itehad Council Sajzada Hamid Raza announced to giver religious decree (fatwa) over Geo’s ‘heinous’ act. “We will issue the fatwa against Geo’s programme,” he said.

The former Senator Faisal Raza Abidi announced to accept the fatwa of Sunni Itehad Council in letter and spirit. He added “Whole nation is looking at clerics for guidance in this serious matter. Geo insulted millions of Muslims with this programme.”

Moreover, accepting the mistake, the host of Geo’s morning show Dr Shaista Lodhi said “We are ashamed on this unintentional mistake and seek forgiveness from the Allah.”

Dr Shaista Lodhi Apology -15 May 2014 by GeoNews

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