ISLAMABAD: A Christian teenager has been charged with blasphemy over a derogatory picture of the holiest place, police said on Tuesday.
Nabeel Chohan was arrested for liking and sharing on the social media a disparaging photograph of the Khana-e-Kaaba.
Chohan, who is 18 and from the Punjab, also kept the picture on his phone, police said.
A Muslim friend of Chohan’s informed police after seeing the Facebook post on September 16 and the teen was arrested after his friend filed the blasphemy case, police official Shahbaz Ahmed said. “A case of hurting religious sentiments of Muslims and desecrating the religious place has been lodged.”
Muhammad Hussain, the investigating police officer, confirmed the arrest, saying Chohan was in a police cell.