‘Immoral Photoshoot’ in-front of Quaid-e-Azam statue case dismissed by courts

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The Islamabad High Court has dismissed the case of an unconventional photo shoot that took place in front of the Quaid-e-Azam statue and has ordered action to be taken against the person who filed the case.

Justice Tariq Mahmood Jahangiri issued the order, directing the magistrate to take action against the plaintiff and submit the required documentation to the concerned magistrate within 7 days. The court also stated that the magistrate must complete the proceedings within 30 days and submit a compliance report.

The controversial photo shoot took place two years ago and received severe criticism on social media. Subsequently, the Islamabad Police registered a case against Shahri Rashid at the Koral police station on August 3, 2021, and arrested the accused on August 24. However, an application for the dismissal of the case was filed on behalf of the accused, which the court granted, resulting in the case being dismissed.

The photoshoot featured a couple posing in front of Quaid-e-Azam’s portrait in non-traditional attire, leading to the hashtag #Islamabad trending on Twitter. Pakistani social media users were divided in their opinions, with some demanding action against the couple while others argued it was a matter of freedom of expression.