Petition in Pakistani court: Is Meera a virgin?

FPJ BureauUpdated: Sunday, June 02, 2019, 08:31 AM IST
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Last word Sense and sensibilities

Islamabad In between dealing with thousands of serious cases, Pakistani courts have to dispose of frivolous petitions such as one asking whether ex- cricketer Wasim Akram drinks whisky and anothe

r questioning if actress Meera is a virgin, PTI reports.

A man named Mohammad Fayyaz filed a petition in a civil court of Lahore claiming that former cricketer Wasim Akram had hurt the sentiments of Muslims by appearing in a liquor advertisement, according to a blogpost on the website of The Express Tribunenewspaper.

Muslims have no problems in endorsing terrorists who kill people everyday but their fragile sentiments would get hurt when they see their Muslim brother have a glass of whisky in a mere advertisement, wrote Tanzeel Ahmed, the author of the post.

While Fayyaz was concerned about Akrams perceived drinking habits, Atiqur Rehman, who claims to be Meeras husband, wants a test done to determine if his wife is a virgin.

Instead of convincing the judiciary about his marriage, Rehman came up with the brilliant idea of testing Meeras virginity.

However, the judge declined the plea, keeping in mind that such a test might open another Pandoras box for the already infamous actress, wrote Ahmed, whose post has been widely tweeted and cross- posted at several blogs.

But Meera has seen other such petitions earlier. A petition filed against her in the Sindh High Court in Karachi alleged that she had performed in immoral scenes in Bollywood movies.

Other bizarre appeals include those for banning the Bible by Jamiat Ulema- e- Islam leader Maulana Abdul Rauf Farooqi because it contains blasphemous material and one challenging the appointment of a Hindu judge.

Punjbai singer Abrar- ul- Haq was summoned by the Supreme Court for using the name Perveen in one of his songs because a petitioner contended the reference was demeaning for all women with that name.

A constitutional petition was filed in the Supreme Court seeking the disqualification of Interior Minister Rehman Malik because he could not recite a Quranic verse correctly and another petition challenged the inclusion of a spiritual leader of the minority Ahmadi sect in a TV discussion because it hurt millions of fellow Muslimsreligious sensibilities, the report said.

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