Sunni Ittehad Council’s (SIC) Ulema Board issued a fatwa (religious decree) against GEO’s Morning Show declaring it Haram (Forbidden) to watch GEO TV Network.
SIC has demanded to file case against GEO TV as per Blasphemy act. Religious Scholars said filming Manqabat (Qawwali ) on Veena Malik and Asad Khattak is like insulting Holy personalities.
Coming up to a press conference, Chairman SIC Sahibzada Hamid Rosa asked if YouTube could be banned for uploading blasphemous content why didn’t GEO TV adding that it’s a clear discrimination.
Hamid Raza informed that subject will be raised in court and warned for protest in Karachi for an infinite period of time for not bringing justice.
Chairman SIC revealed about getting bribe offer of Rs 20 million for ending the protest against GEO.
“I have turned down the bribe offer as there isn’t any agenda behind our protest and I will soon expose the name of the person from whom we obtained the offer”, he added.
Addressing on the occasion, Faisal Raza Abidi announced to support the SIC’s stance, saying that GEO Network has crossed the demarcation line and it should be boycotted.