Veena Malik Jailed For 26 Years
Pakistani actress and celebrity, Veena Malik has been jailed by a regional Pakistani court for the act of blasphemy. A Pakistani TV channel, Geo TV, had aired a program on May, where Veena and her husband were mocking a marriage, when a religious song was playing in the background. Her husband, Bashir, has also been jailed for the same period.
If this was not enough, the owner of the Geo TV and the host of that program has also been jailed, as they were also equally guilty. The verdict is still subject to appeal. It must be noted that the owner of Geo TV, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, is currently in UAE. The couple had also left the country following threats from extremists organizations. So it is unclear, when they will be arrested. New cases are also registered against them in Karachi and Islamabad.