In addition to the jail term, the court also imposes a fine of Rs20,000 on the suspect.
The man had been condemned to death in a blasphemy case in 2002.
“In Pakistan, Junaid Hafeez remains in solitary confinement on unsubstantiated charges of blasphemy,” says Pence.
Accused ordered to pay Rs200,000 fine.
The doctor has been taken into custody by the police; family members say they fear for their safety.
Death sentences of three other convicts upheld by LHC.
Complainant alleges suspect replies with derogatory comments to his social media posts in praise of holy personalities.
'Evidence' against him is not enough to register an FIR, and the case is even weaker than the witness testimony.
Student’s father challenges acquittals, seeks death penalty for two convicts.
Police send suspect's cellphone, laptop to FIA for recovery of evidence, if any: IO.
Second death anniversary of Mashal Khan marked by demonstrations in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad.
People gathered outside the Hazro police station and raised slogans to protest against an alleged blasphemy incident.
Two other suspects have been acquitted in the case.
Verdict against four remaining suspects, that was reserved on March 12, was to be announced today.
Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa will head the three-judge bench set to hear the petition.
Discussion was happening in a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee for Information and Technology.
Video of the 'fake pir' making the highly controversial claim had gone viral on social media over the weekend.
Court fixes Sept 13 as date for next hearing, summons certain prosecution witnesses.
Mashal is dead but the witnesses to his murder, and his family, live in fear.
Acting CJ of PHC says appeals filed by Mashal's family, KP govt and convicts should be heard by same bench.
ATC order says acquitted given benefit of doubt.
Arif Khan, a PTI councillor, was filmed warning a crowd to keep the shooter's name secret after the lynching.
Declaration of faith compulsory before joining civil, armed services and judiciary: Islamabad High Court
IHC in verdict says faith of all citizens must be mentioned on all identification documents and voters' lists.
"We are not looking to change the blasphemy law, just to prevent its abuse," says Farhatullah Babar.
The 25 people were handed 3-year jail terms by an ATC in the Mashal Khan case earlier this month.
Activists demand police to withdraw the case of attempted suicide against Sajid.
Not satisfied with the court's decision, the family will file an appeal in the PHC to challenge the verdict.
Justice Siddiqui warns all concerned officials of contempt of court proceedings if the report is not handed in.
Party leaders warn government to release convicts, say 'fight will not stop' with the verdict.
25 others handed jail sentences; 26 acquitted. Mashal's father criticises verdict as 'unjust'.