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Pakistan court orders investigation of actress over sex tape

Published on Apr 7, 2014 7:47 PM

LAHORE, Pakistan (AFP) - A Pakistani court on Monday ordered the police to investigate whether to bring obscenity charges against a popular film actress allegedly involved in a sex tape controversy in the conservative Islamic country.

Starlet Irtiza Rubab, known by her stage name Meera, has stated that a video purporting to show her and husband Naveed Pervaiz having intercourse was fabricated.

The clip, which was released in January, went viral among Pakistani Internet users.

Mr Shabbir Ahmed, an office worker in the eastern city of Lahore, took the matter to court in February - saying she should be charged with "spreading obscenity and adultery".

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