ISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi bench on Wednesday upheld the death sentence of two convicts in a blasphemy case.

The LHC division bench comprising Justice Raja Shahid Mehmood Abbasi and Justice Chaudhry Abdul Aziz announced the decision on the appeals of convicts Qaiser Ayub and Amoon Ayub.

In December 2018, Additional District and Sessions Judge Rawalpindi Javed Iqbal Bosal convicted both the accused and handed down death sentence to them for uploading blasphemous contents on a website.

The case against the accused was registered by Talagang police in 2011 on the complaint of a cleric, Mohammad Saeed.

Published in Dawn, June 9th, 2022

Opinion

Editorial

Delay in the offing?
Updated 03 Feb, 2023

Delay in the offing?

Govt must realise that political stability in the country cannot be achieved by extra-constitutional actions.
Divisions in PML-N
03 Feb, 2023

Divisions in PML-N

DISCORD and drama in PML-N ranks escalated this week when Shahid Khaqan Abbasi revealed he no longer holds a party...
Wikipedia ‘downgrade’
03 Feb, 2023

Wikipedia ‘downgrade’

ATTEMPTS to police the internet by states, often by giving opaque justifications for the action, are never a good...
Mianwali raid
Updated 02 Feb, 2023

Mianwali raid

The military needs to share intelligence with civilian agencies to neutralise the militant menace nationwide.
Corruption unlimited
02 Feb, 2023

Corruption unlimited

PAKISTAN’S consistent slide on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index over the last several...
Women police officers
02 Feb, 2023

Women police officers

IN a heartening development, a second female police officer has been appointed as DPO in Attock, weeks after the...