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

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