BAHAWALPUR: A man was handed down the death penalty by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Bahawalpur on Friday over charges of committing blasphemy.
The Counter-Terrorism Department Multan had registered a case against Taimoor Raza over accusations of posting blasphemous material on Facebook.
He was arrested and presented before the ATC in Bahawalpur. During trial, he was found guilty of committing blasphemy and was sentenced to death.
On Wednesday, an ATC in Islamabad had dismissed the bail plea of a suspect who is facing charges of committing blasphemy through social media.
The petitioner, who is said to be a college professor, wrote in the bail application that he had no connection with spreading any blasphemous content through the social media. In the petition, he claimed that he was innocent and urged the court to grant his bail.