Veena Malik ‘shocked’ at conviction for blasphemy

An anti-terrorism court in Gilgit-Baltistan Tuesday sentenced Veena, her husband Asad Bashir Khan Khattak, Geo TV owner Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and TV host Shaista Lodhi over a controversial morning show, which was aired May 14.

In the episode, Veena was seen dancing with her husband while a group of Sufi musicians sang a devotional song about the wedding of the Prophet’s daughter.

The court also sentenced the convicts to pay fines of 1.3 million Pakistani rupees (about $12,500) each.

Veena sent out a statement Wednesday, saying: ‘It’s a shock to me but I have complete faith in Pakistan’s higher courts and judiciary... This court works separately from the other courts in Pakistan. There are higher courts in Pakistan such as the Supreme Court.’
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