LAHORE: A Christian pastor was arrested on Monday for allegedly disrespecting the Holy Quran in Nishtar Colony.
An FIR was registered against Babu Shehbaz, after his name was found scribbled on the pages of the Holy Quran, allegedly found on the streets close to a Christian locality in Kamahan village.
The complainant, Haji Nadeem, told The Express Tribune that no one saw Shehbaz desecrating the pages and that he was not sure if the pastor committed the crime.
“There is a clash among two groups of Christians over the ownership of a local church and the rival group might have done that to implicate Shehbaz,” he claimed.
However, a Christian rights activist claimed Nadeem had concocted this story and was actually behind this conspiracy.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 3rd, 2017.