Policemen stand guard on a main road in Islamabad – AFP (File Photo)
Policemen stand guard on a main road in Islamabad – AFP (File Photo)

ISLAMABAD: An author by the name of Dr Iftikhar Sheikh has been arrested and charged on allegations of blasphemy in the capital, DawnNews reported.

According to the police, a young man named Usman Sheikh accused his uncle Dr Iftikhar Sheikh of writing blasphemous material in his books.

Madrassa students held a protest rally outside a police station in Islamabad against the author.

Police officials said that accused Iftikhar Hussain, after being arrested, has been detained at an undisclosed location.

Updated Dec 09, 2012 04:58pm

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