Cleric arrested for ‘blasphemy’
MULTAN: Jatoi (Muzaffargarh) police have arrested Qari Abdul Rehman Fani under section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code (Blasphemy law) on a report by Advocate Mujahid Abbas, a lawyer of Tehsil Bar Association Jatoi.
“We have arrested Qari Abdul Rehman Fani, who was distributing a questionnaire containing objectionable material about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Two local clerics have also issued a blasphemy fatwa against him. However we are investigating the case,” the Jatoi sub-divisional police officer, told Daily Times on Friday. Fani claimed to be an orthodox Muslim who believed in Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his disciples, and alleged that the complainant distorted his questionnaire, which highlighted the merits and capabilities of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).