Islamabad: The Islamabad police have booked a couple for holding an ‘obscene’ and ‘indecent’ photoshoot in front of a large metallic portrait of the Founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, along the Islamabad Expressway.
The photoshoot featuring a young, semi-dressed couple was first reported by a senior journalist.
Ansar Abbasi, the Islamabad-based journalist, in his tweet drew the attention of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Islamabad towards ‘display of extreme obscenity in public in the federal capital.’
The tweet opened a floodgate of tweets ‘for’ and ‘against’ the couple.
After the pictures went viral on social media, DC Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat requested the public to share some information about the couple so that action could be taken against them.
FIR lodged against couple
Later, Koral Police of Islamabad booked the couple who were found out to be members of a musical band ‘Mystical Shayari.’
The police have booked members of Mystical Shayari band and a case has been registered on the complaint of a citizen named Rashid Malik.
The First Information Report (FIR) stated that the duo had taken pictures in revealing clothes in front of the portrait of the country’s founder Jinnah and had also made them viral on social media.
Abbasi in a latter tweet, appreciated the action taken by the DC and urged him to act as per the law of the land to prevent those who are spreading obscenity in public.
Band members go into hiding
Meanwhile, Mystical Shayari shut down their Instagram account attributing death threats they were receiving from the moral police after the photo shoot.
In their last post, the band members blamed an individual for initiating a hate campaign against them and also slammed an Islamabad based social media account for “recklessly amplifying” the “Twitter hate-storm” against them.
“Since then, we have been subjected to a ceaseless barrage of hate messages, threats and raging trans-phobic ridicule,” read the message.
Reports cited that soon after the event, the band members deleted their Instagram account citing vulgar and threatening messages. The couple said they posed for the photos in a bid to ‘exercise their right to express themselves.’