ISLAMABAD: A man accused his uncle of blasphemy in I-9 sector of the federal capital Saturday evening.
The police, however, refused to register a case unless the charge was established by experts. Sheikh Usman, a resident of Rawalpindi, accused his uncle Dr Iftikhar A Khan, a resident of Sector I-8/4, of “writing comments in his paper that could be interpreted as blasphemous”, a police official told The Express Tribune.
Dr Iftikhar is said to be a PhD scholar who has authored several books on different topics. Usman, accompanied by local residents and clerics, surrounded I-9 police station asking the police to lodge an FIR against Dr Iftikhar. But the police said they would not register a case without investigating it.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 9th, 2012.