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.
Section 295-C inapplicable since investigation was faulty and grounded in malicious intent, says lawyer.
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'.
ATC judge reserves judgement in Haripur Central Jail after defence completes arguments.
"I regret my actions," grade 12 student who missed school for attending Faizabad sit-in tells court.
The student had reportedly been angry after his college principal reprimanded him for attending the Faizabad sit-in.
Statements recorded after court issued non-bailable warrants for witnesses due to absence from proceedings.
Police recover weapons from suspect Izharullah's possession.
His killing adds another bloodstained chapter to the history of a country that's been held hostage by agents of hatred.
The 58-year-old has been released for want of evidence.
Records confirm the extensive use of the blasphemy law to settle personal scores.
Matter discussed at Universal Periodic Review being held at Geneva, where Khawaja Asif represents Pakistan.
The convict reportedly shared blasphemous content on social media.
Zafar Abbas was appointed by the KP government as the Deputy Director Prosecution.
Police officers restrained from making arrests in case against four people involved in nikkah under ‘Shariat-i-Latifi’.
Police register FIR after video clip surfaces of marriage being solemnised under "Shariat-i-Latifi" in Sindhi.
18 witnesses were presented before the ATC on Wednesday, of which only five policemen could record their statements.