After the passing of the sentence against Veena Malik and her husband along with the owner of Geo TV and the anchor of the Morning Show Shaista Wahidi the international media is taking keen interest in the issue. Almost all the leading international papers and channels have covered the issue of blasphemy. Veena Malik was asked her stance on the sentence, she clearly stated that her husband and she was innocent. Veena Malik also said that the content of the show wasn’t even blasphemous because the manqabat that was being played in the background is played very often in wedding functions, so much so that people are seen dancing and kissing while it plays in the background.
Veena Malik said that there were some elements in the establishment which wanted to punish Geo for some things that happened in the past. According to her Islam has nothing to do with the sentence but this was a case of punishing the channel for something else. Veena Malik said that she had to leave Pakistan because she was pregnant and in the present scenario her baby was not safe in Pakistan. Veena Malik wants the people of Pakistan to stand up against this injustice so that people refrain from misusing religion for personal gains.
Watch the video of Veena’s talk with BBC here:
Interestingly, Veena Malik is the only person involved in the case who has been making public appearances. Other than her all the people involved are silent on the issue.