A belly dancer in Egypt has been sentenced to one year in prison for "inciting debauchery" with a vulgar music video that went viral on You Tube.
Salma El-Fouly who starred in the three-minute video wearing a low-cut dress was arrested earlier in May and charged with debauchery and "harming public morals".
Benazir Bhutto, the country’s first and only female prime minister cut a well-groomed figure and only recently, Maryam Nawaz spoke on the importance of women’s education in Washington, epitomising the Pakistani woman in an embroidered Maria B And how can we forget Sharmeen bringing home an Oscar back in 2012, winning in the Best Documentary, Short Subject category?
It is definitely much different here – especially the temperature difference.
The director of the video who is also featured in the video alongside El-Fouly, Wael Elsedeki, reportedly fled from Egypt after the video went viral.
He has been sentenced to one year in jail in absentia.
Taking center stage was a quintessentially vibrant embellished rickshaw where visitors could take photographs and which was later gifted to the Mayor of Ghent.“In Ghent, every single person, artist, performer or organiser, came forward pro bono, propelled simply by the desire to showcase Pakistan at its best," explains Rabiya.
She continued, "Sadly, perceptions about our country are warped and this, in turn, affects both our GSP-plus status and our export contracts.