Expat booked on blasphemy charges

Updated November 13, 2018

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Petitioner levels blasphemy allegations after a "blasphemous" video by the arrested went viral. — File photo
Petitioner levels blasphemy allegations after a "blasphemous" video by the arrested went viral. — File photo

GUJRAT: An expatriate Pakistani living in Germany was booked by the local police on Monday under the blasphemy charges after his “blasphemous” video went viral on the social media.

Imran Rafique, a resident of Kathala Chenab village, lodged a case with Gujrat Saddar police against the suspect, who was a resident of the village and had settled in Germany many years ago, alleging that he committed blasphemy.

The applicant alleged that the suspect had aired his “blasphemous” video on a web-based television channel, dated Nov 11, which was also available on Youtube and other social media sites.

The complainant also demanded the extradition of the suspect from Germany and death penalty for him.

He also demanded the suspect’s family and any other person who believed in the blasphemous remarks uttered by him should also be taken to task, whereas the legal action should also be taken against the web-based news channel which aired the video.

Police have registered a case against the suspect under Section 295-C and started investigation.

Published in Dawn, November 13th, 2018