TOBA TEK SINGH: The Kamalia city police arrested on Friday night a private college teacher on the allegation of committing blasphemy.

According to the case registered under section 295 A of PPC, the complainant told police that his son, a student of Quaid-i-Azam School and College of Science and Commerce, was absent on Thursday and when he went to school on Friday, his teacher inquired from him reason of his absence over which his son said he remained absent due to some personal matter.

“The teacher not only tortured his son but also said something about his religious belief,” said the complainant.

Scores of citizens staged a protest demonstration against the teacher outside the school.

DSP Mehr Muhammad Saeed assured them that a case would be registered and later police arrested him after registering a case.

According to our Sialkot correspondent, Daska city police arrested a man on blasphemy charges on Friday.

According to the first information report, complainant Chaudhry Waqas Bilal says the suspect often denied the Islamic beliefs and articles of faith and provided the recording of his `utterances’ to police.

DSP Lal Muhammad Khokhar told Dawn they had arrested the suspect after local people resorted to protest.

Published in Dawn, October 15th, 2016

Opinion

Editorial

Warming ties
05 Jul, 2022

Warming ties

BILATERAL ties with the US are clearly on the mend after an extensive rough patch under the PTI government. While ...
LNG emergency
Updated 05 Jul, 2022

LNG emergency

The problem is that Pakistan does not have sufficient cash at the moment to buy even a single LNG cargo at present prices.
The invisible half
05 Jul, 2022

The invisible half

WHAT better illustrates the Afghan Taliban’s misogynistic and mediaeval worldview than the fact that not a single...
Wise counsel
Updated 04 Jul, 2022

Wise counsel

Fuelling the fires of communalism for petty political gains is dangerous and can have a long-lasting impact on India’s stability.
Hazardous waste
04 Jul, 2022

Hazardous waste

GIVEN we have not yet developed streamlined systems for managing locally produced hazardous waste, we are inviting...
Mob ‘justice’
04 Jul, 2022

Mob ‘justice’

OVER the past few days, a string of deadly incidents has been reported from Karachi in which enraged mobs have...