LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested two people for allegedly sharing blasphemous content on social media.

The FIA cyber crime Lahore has booked Muhammad Usama and Maisham Abbas under sections 295-C (use of derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), 295-B (defiling of Holy Quran), 109 (abetment), 120-B (liable to punishment for offence committed within Pakistan) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of PPC r/w PECA 2016.

Acting on a complaint, the FIA arrested Usama and Maisham from Harbanspura, Lahore, and Mandi Buhauddin, respectively. The suspects are accused of sharing blasphemous content in a WhatsApp group and Facebook.

Both suspects were sent to jail on judicial remand on Monday.

Published in Dawn, May 17th, 2022

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