When renowned Qawwali singer Amjad Sabri faced blasphemy charges

Pakistan’s beloved Sufi musician, Amjad Sabri who was brutally shot dead in Karachi on Wednesday, faced blasphemy charges in 2014.

Islamabad High Court had issued notice to singer Amjad Sabri and two TV channels for playing qawwali in a morning show making mention of some religious figures. The qawwali was deemed as offensive.

When Renowned qawwali singer Amjad Sabri faced blasphemy charges

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.

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According to the Dawn newspaper, notices were also issued to Federal Information Secretary, chief executive of ARY Salman Iqbal, Nida Yasir, Shaisata Lodhi and anchors Mubashir Lucman, chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Chairman Cable Operators Association of Pakistan and Council of Islamic Ideology (CII).

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