[Update: September 8th, 2021]: Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed attracted a lot of criticism for shooting for a music video in Wazir Khan Mosque. Were they doing anything wrong or not, that is a debate for another time but Bilal Saeed did apologise for hurting sentiments.
Arrest warrant for Saba Qamar
They even had an FIR registered against them at the Akbari Gate police station. As part of the legal proceedings, they were required to be present at the court. However, if you are following Saba Qamar on social media you will find that she is is enjoying vacations in Germany.
Failure to appear in the court has resulted in Lahore Court issuing arrest warrant against both, Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed.
[August 2020]: Saba Qamar has recently been making headlines. Ever since she launched her YouTube channel, Saba has been the talk of the town for being vocal about topics that are less talked about in our society. However, this time, Saba recently become the #1 trend on Twitter for other reasons.
On Saturday, Saba decided to share the teaser of her upcoming song ‘Qubool Hai’ with singer Bilal Saaed where she was allegedly seen dancing in a mosque. Netizens got triggered after watching their most-favorite TV actress and twirling inside Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore.
This is what Saba had tweeted earlier.
Presenting the "Qubool" teaser
This is also the only sequence that was shot at the historical Wazir Khan Mosque. It’s a prologue to the music video featuring a Nikah scene. It was neither shot with any sort of playback music nor has it been edited to the music track.#SabaQamar pic.twitter.com/iYRswlLWLd
— Saba Qamar (@s_qamarzaman) August 8, 2020
Here’s what Saba Qamar had to say about all the criticism and apologized for hurting the sentiments of others
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Presenting the first teaser of ‘Qubool’🙏🏽 This is also the only sequence that was shot at the historical Wazir Khan Mosque. It’s a prologue to the music video featuring a Nikah scene. It was neither shot with any sort of playback music nor has it been edited to the music track. I won’t explain any further as the full video comes out on 11th of August. The BTS video that’s making rounds on social media was just a circular movement to click stills for the poster of ‘Qubool’ depicting a happily married couple right after their Nikah. Hurting or offending anyone or being disrespectful to a holy place is as unimaginable and unacceptable for me as for any decent human being. Despite this if we have unknowingly hurt anyone’s sentiments we apologise to you all with all our heart. Love & Peace! #Qubool releasing on 11th of August 🙏❤️ @bilalsaeed_music
Later, singer Bilal Saeed also addressed the criticism and apologized for his fans.
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We realize what has happened over the past few days has hurt your sentiments deeply. We as Muslims, as decent human beings and as artists will never, ever trivialize or condone disrespect to Islam or any other religion, race, caste, colour or creed. If we have unknowingly hurt anyone’s sentiments we apologise to you all with all our heart. Please find the video below as a sincere apology from myself, Saba Qamar and the rest of the team. . #BilalSaeed #SabaQamar #Qubool #OneTwoRecords
Despite the two had apologized for their actions, the netizens didn’t stop there. They wanted a severe action to be taken against it.
CM Punjab takes action on the viral video.
Following the controversy, CM Punjab has finally taken notice of the matter and has asked the respected ‘Auqaf authorities’ to provide him with all the details.
He also added that the role of a mosque is very sacred in Islam and should be respected. Adding on to this, he said that the people involved in this act would face the consequences.
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