IHC rejects petition against Veena Malik’s nude photo shoot
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Muhammad Anwar Kasi on Thursday rejected a petition against actress Veena Malik’s ‘nude’ photo shoot that appeared in an Indian magazine on December 2. The petitioner, a former police officer and advocate, Saleem ullah Khan filed a writ petition seeking action against her for posing nude photos and displaying tattoo of Pakistani spy agency on her arm, published in Indian magazine.
The Secretary Ministry of Interior, Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Chairman National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), Director General Inter Service Intelligence (ISI), Inspector General (IG) of Police Islamabad, Pakistan Electronic Media regularity Authority (PEMRA) Ms Zahida alias Veena Malik, Kabeer Sharman Chief Editor FHM Magazine of India were respondents in this petition.
The petition stated that Ms Malik agreed deliberately for posing nude shoot that caused insult to the entire nation. The petitioner also maintained in past she was also involved in another controversy by performing in an Indian program. He claimed that chief editor of the magazine in his interview had said that these photos were not fake and he has all the proofs regarding the shoots.
The petitioner maintained in his petition that being a Muslim woman she had trampled all standards of Islamic cultures and morality. According to the petition, Ms Malik did not have a work permit of India and she is unlawfully carrying her business in India.
He contended that, she is guilty of crime under section 13 and 17 of the prevention of electronic crime ordinance 2009.
He asked the court to take action against him under Sedition as defined in section 124-A of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), and also be confiscated her passport under section 8(3) of the passport Act 1974.
The petitioner maintained that the Malik did this to malign the spy agency while sitting in India. He requested the court to bring her back and punished in accordance with law. On Thursday High Court Justice Muhammad Anwar Kasi Justice heard the case in chamber and told the petitioner Salim Ullah Khan that as Veena Malik’s alleged naked photo shoot had taken place in India, she could only be tried in that country, if at all.