Pak man gunned down by moderate Mulsims despite being acquitted in blasphemy case

A Pakistani man, who was recently acquitted in a blasphemy case, was gunned down in Jehlum district of Punjab province.

Sharafat Gola told police that his brother – Ashraf Gola, a former chairman of a district council – was travelling along with a friend Iftikhar Ahmed in a car when unidentified men intercepted it near Pind Dadan Khan, some 250 kilometres from Lahore, and sprayed it with bullets leaving both dead.

Sharafat said his brother was recently acquitted in a blasphemy case but those pursuing it had threatened him of dire consequences.