Pakistani actress Veena Malik, her husband Assad Bashir Khan Khattak and media mogul, Geo Tv’s owner Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman have been sentenced to a 26 year old jail term on the grounds of blasphemy. The reason behind this shocking legal action is because the channel aired a blasphemous programme in May, which played a religious song while portraying a mock marriage of Malik with Bashir.

Assad Bashir Khan and Veena Malik
Assad Bashir Khan and Veena Malik

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The Anti-terrorism court has also imposed a 1.3 million Pakistani rupees fine on the convicts. The judge has said that all accused can appeal in regional high court in Gilgit-Baltistan. Currently all the four accused are not in Pakistan and so it yet not known when the arrets would be carried out.

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