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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in session. -File Photo

PESHAWAR: Provincial Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Barrister Arshad Abdullah informed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly on Tuesday that the person involved in burning of a religious book in Lower Dir district has been arrested and charged under Anti Terrorism Act.

Speaking in response to a call attention notice raised by MPA Hafiz Akhtar Ali of JUI(F), Barrister Arshad Abdullah said a cleric of a religious seminary instigated students in the madrassa that Fazal-e-Aamal, a religious book mostly read by Tableeghi Jamat, contains wrong Hadeez.

The cleric, who belongs to Afghanistan, later burned the book in the seminary. Soon after the incident the district administration took action over at and arrested the persons who is presently facing charges under ATA.

Earlier, MPA Hafiz Ahkar Ali raised the issue and said great resentment is found among people of the area who wanted strict action against the culprit for hurting the sentiments of fellow Muslims.

Provincial Minister, Hidayatullah, who also belongs to Dir, also informed the house that district administration has taken strict action over the incident and the culprit will face sever punishment.