Geo, Shaista Lodhi Blasphemy Case Scandal

Written by Umar Farooq
(Last Updated On: 16/05/2014)

In the morning show of Geo Entertainment ‘Utho Jaago Pakistan’ hosted by Shaista Lodhi where Veena Malik and Asad Bashir Khan were guests, a blasphemous action was conducted by the program management.

Both of the guests were made bride and groom while intentionally or intentionally the mistake was made by playing Kalaam ‘Dulhan Jaldi Banao Fatma Zuhra Ko Yaaro’ which was translated as blasphemy by religious scholars as Hazrat Ali (R.A) and Hazrat Fatma (R.A) were mentioned at the time of this ceremony where Veena and Asad were bride and groom.

Geo Blasphemy attempt in Morning Show – MUST WATCH by PakistanTV1

Countrywide demonstrations took place after the issue was raised. People from almost every walk of life condemned this action by Geo TV. Shaista Lodhi publically apologized for the unintentional blasphemy on Geo TV.

Dr Shaista Lodhi Apology -15 May 2014 by GeoNews

Geo TV also released a statement stating that the whole team of morning show ‘Utho Jaago Pakistan’ has been suspended and an inquiry regarding the blasphemy case is being started.

Blasphemous Act – Aamir Liaquat comes to rescue… by gleaminfo

PEMRA has also sent show cause notice to Geo TV on the blasphemy case. According to PEMRA, Geo TV has violated PEMRA Rules 2009 Code of Conduct Incisions I and P according to which TV programs that are against Pakistan and Islam cannot be run on Televisions. According to PEMRA more than 5000 complaints have been registered against this program on PEMRA call centers and website.

Dunya News – PEMRA issues Show Cause notice to… by dunyanews

A petition has been filed in Sindh High Court against Geo TV on blasphemous morning show. Advocate Mehfooz Yaar Khan has filed the petition in which he has taken the stance that Geo TV morning show has committed blasphemy while PEMRA has not been carrying out its duties properly. He has requested that license of Geo TV should be cancelled and director of the morning show should be brought to justice.

Sunni Itehad Council clerics have issued fatwa according to which watching Geo TV has been ruled as haram. According to them, Geo TV has made fun of Sahaba-e-Karaam and they cannot keep silent on this issue and Geo TV should be completely boycotted.

People’s Reacation on Geo Geo Blasphemy attempt… by zemtv

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Umar Farooq

Umer Farooq is a hobbyist British writer and likes to write about Politics, Sports, Fashion and Technology. Having secured a Master’s degree in Executive Leadership from University of Ulster UK, he has a firm grip on current issues writing. Research also is one of the his favourite areas and it came natural to him.


  • i don't believe on dr.shaista how she handled all this programme without knowing what she is doing. Money is that much important in their life any one ask them do like this they can do then what is the difference between prostitution profession and doctor.Dr.seems to be highly educated people of the society but the way she behave she doesn't know the value of vena mailk in India and Pakistan.its shamefull.

  • doosri baat ye k GEO team Iski management aur tamam program k logo ko apni izzat ka ilm hai aik musalmaan hony ki hasiyat se aur mard aurat ki hasiyat se kya in parhey likhey jaahilo ko AAL E RASOOL SAWW ki shaan ka ilm nahi? Jin k liye duniya banaye gai jin ka zikar Quraan o sunnat o ahadees ma milta hai ALLAH ki kitab QURAAN PAK ma jin ka zikar ho unki ahmiyat unki shaan ma jaan k ya anjaany ma gustaakhi kese ho sakti hai???

  • mefti muhammad naeem sahab ne kaha k Allah jab maaf kar deta hai to insan ki kya auqat ya hasiyat hai k wo maaf na kary… in se itna pocho k Agar ma mufti sahab ko gali doon aur maafi Allah se mango, mufti sahab mujhe maaf nahi kareingy to kya Allah mujhe maaf kar dega?????

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