Pakistan Pastors charged under controversial Blasphemy law

October 15, 2013 by  
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Pakistan Pastors charged under controversial Blasphemy lawPakistan, October 13, 2013: Police registered a blasphemy case against Pastor Adnan, Arfan and Mushtaq Masih, under blasphemy laws,Sections of 295,295 A,295 B, 295 C Pakistan Penal Code (FIR No.675/13 registered on 9 October, 2013 at about 12:05). The three were charged under Sections 295 A, B and C of PPC at Police Station Township on the complaint of a Muslim man Abid Mehmood s/o Muhammad Ashraf Aqib 153 A Lala Zar Colony Pagat Pura Shadbagh.

He complained that the accused Pastor Adnan wrote some derogatory remarks in a banned Islamic book named, “Why we became Muslims” about Islam written by Maulana Ameer Hamza, a leader of JUD.

The incident took place at the shop of Mushtaq Masih on dated 8 October,13 and FIR No.675/13 registered on 9 October,2013 at about 12:05 midnight.

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Muslim youth, Christian girl in hospital after suicide attempt

Sucide NotePakistan, October 12, 2013: Faced with the opposition to their marriage plan, a Muslim youth and his Christian girlfriend allegedly tried to commit suicide and have been admitted to a hospital in a critical state in Pakistan’s Punjab province.

Abid Husain, 20, and Sheeba Masih, 19, of Chak- 86/6-R, Sahiwal district, some 200 kilometres from here, were in love but their families were oppose to the idea of their marriage because of difference in faiths, police said.

As Sheeba’s family fixed her engagement with a man of Christian faith the duo got upset.

The couple reportedly planned to commit suicide. On Thursday, Abid and Sheeba met at some place in their locality and shot at themselves. They were shifted to hospital where their condition is stated to be critical.

However, Sheeba’s family told police that after knowing her engagement plans, Abid got infuriated and intercepted Sheeba in a village street and opened fire on her.

Police have yet to register a case as they are investigating.

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