Lawyer held in blasphemy case in Sahiwal

Updated 03 Aug 2019

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Usman Farid Chishti faces proceedings under the PPC 295/C and other relevant laws for sharing a post having blasphemous content and hate material. — Reuters/File
Usman Farid Chishti faces proceedings under the PPC 295/C and other relevant laws for sharing a post having blasphemous content and hate material. — Reuters/File

SAHIWAL: Arifwala police have arrested a lawyer on charges of sharing through social media `blasphemous and hate content.’

Usman Farid Chishti faces proceedings under the PPC 295/C and other relevant laws for sharing a post having blasphemous content and hate material against security establishment and superior judiciary.

The FIR was registered on the complaint of Ijaz Ahmed, also a lawyer.

Arifwala Circle DSP Ghulam Muhammad confirmed the arrest of Chishti on the recommendations of a committee headed by Pakpattan DPO Ibadat Nisar.

Published in Dawn, August 3rd, 2019