A petitioner on Wednesday moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against Zahida alias Veena Malik contending that she should be tried under Article 294 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) for obscene acts, Article 124-A for sedition, Article 140 for wearing garb or carrying token used by soldier, sailor or airman and Article 500 for defamation.

Justice Muhammad Anwar Kasi of the IHC heard the case in the chamber and fixed the hearing for Thursday. The petitioner contended that the conduct of Veena Malik is controversial and shameful for everybody in Pakistan, and that Malik should be tried under Article 294 that reads “Whoever, to the annoyance of others, — (a) does any obscene act in any public place, or (b) sings, recites or utters any obscene songs, ballad or words, in or near any public place, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine, or with both.”

According to the petitioner, the inscription ISI tattooed on Malik’s arm is a violation of section 140 PPC that prohibits wearing a garb or carrying token used by soldier, sailor or airman.

Malik's controversial nude photo on the cover of FHM India has already sparked a legal battle between the Pakistani actress and the men's magazine.

Malik sent a notice to FHM India this week, accusing them of morphing her photo and demanding a compensation of 100 million rupees. FHM India denied the pictures were fabricated and demanded damages worth 250 million rupees for defamation.