An Eleven-year-old Mohammad Sabeel Haider has sued officials at the President House at the Islamabad High Court for using his speech without his consent. Sabel, a student of Islamabad Model College for Boys, was chosen to deliver a speech at the President House on the 141st birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah on Dec 22.
The ceremony was recorded and was supposed to be aired on Pakistan Television on Dec 25 but later, he was informed that he will no longer be delivering his own speech. In his complaint, he appealed to the high court that the act by the Secretary President House should be declared illegal and the speech should not be aired on national television.
Sabeel further said that he even missed two of his exams for the sake of the speech. He stated in his application that the move by the President House was completely unfair.
The IHC reserved the judgment regarding the plea after hearing arguments