Pakistan: Blasphemy accused sentenced to death

LAHORE: A sessions court on Monday handed down the death sentence and imposed a fine of Rs100,000 on a blasphemy accused after charges were proved against him.

Additional sessions court Judge Naveed Iqbal issued the ruling in the case.

The accused, Zulfikar, was ‘caught red-handed’ while writing blasphemous remarks on the walls of Afghan Park in Lahore’s Islampura area in 2008.

He was booked under blasphemy charges on a complaint filed by area residents.

The area residents had also claimed that the man used derogatory language at the time of the azaan (call for prayer).