Court issues arrest warrant against Actress Saba Qamar


Pakistani actress Saba Qamar, who rose to fame for her role in Hindi Medium, landed in legal trouble on Wednesday after a district court in Pakistan issued arrest warrant against her for shooting a dance video at a historical mosque in Lahore.

Lahore’s magisterial court issued the bailable warrants for Saba Qamar and singer Bilal Saeed for constantly avoiding the court hearings.  The hearing of the case has been postponed till October 6. Last year, Lahore police registered a case against Qamar and Saeed under section 295 of the Pakistan Penal Code for alleged desecration of Masjid Wazir Khan in city of Lahore.

According to the FIR, Saba Qamar had trampled upon the sanctity of the mosque by shooting a dance video, and this act also sparked an outrage among the Pakistani people. In connection with the violation of the mosque's sanctity, the Punjab government had also sacked two senior officers.

Qamar and Saeed apologised for their actions after receiving widespread condemnation and even death threats on social media.