Along with Malik, her husband, the owner of Geo TV, and the anchor of the show against which the claim was made have also been sentenced to jail time and a fine of 1.3 million Pakistani rupees each.
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court presented the sentence, accusing the media organisation of airing “blasphemous content” on one of its programmes.
DNA reported that the charges, subsequent arrest, and sentencing occurred as Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman was accused of allowing the telecast of a staged mock marriage between Malik and her husband Asad Bashir, while a religious song was played in the background.
As reported by CNN-IBN, along with Malik, Bashir, and Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, TV host Shaista Wahidi was also convicted of the crime and given a 26-year prison sentence.
By: Kidman J. Williams
I was startled awake by that damned nightmare again! The last time I had it was about ten years ago; I was living in sin, an hour north of Tampa, Florida with my cheating skank, ex-girlfriend. I am standing in a beautiful park area next to a river at night. I hear Bobby Darin’s “Beyond the Sea” in the background. The sky has a deep purple tone, the grass is vibrant and green and the people are genuine and happy. The children are dressed in Christening Gowns running around in a circle with sparklers over their innocent little heads. The scene can only be described as pure and tranquil.
Then the whole scene turns ugly with the ring of a piercing whistle! Troops dressed in armor come sweeping through the peace of the evening beating people down with their phallic black sticks. I yell out to the people to run, but we are getting closed in from every side. I turn my head to catch a full shot of a little blonde girl with tears rolling down her face; she is surrounded by her fallen friends lying in the grass with blood pooled around the bodies.
I try to run for her and I see the nightstick coming towards my face and I woke up in a cold sweat, shaking nervously.
It is 5 AM here in the Chicagoland area. I passed-out right after hearing the ill-fated verdict of the Michael Brown case in Ferguson. It was a compelling case that should have seen a conclusion long before late November’s wintery winds carried the death blow to the Nation. A little transparency in the case could have avoided months of civil unrest in Ferguson. Even a little better reasoning than the “No probable cause for murder” could have helped. Instead we’ve seen nothing but bedlam in Missouri since August 9th. Continue reading
By: Clayton L. Luce
Dr. Bronners soap is now confronted with a legal struggle over its use of Freedom of Speech on its labels, which include ancient words of wisdom, drug addled banters, religious messages and political advocacy.
The letter from the FDA stated:
“Based on our review of the product label, we have determined that your product is promoted for conditions that cause it to be a drug under section 201(g)(1)(B) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (the Act),” claims the FDA in its letter. “[I]ntroducing or delivering this product for introduction into interstate commerce for such uses violates the Act.” Continue reading