Protest in Islamabad: Man accuses uncle of blasphemy

Dr Iftikhar is said to be a PhD scholar who has authored several books on different topics.


Our Correspondents December 09, 2012

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.

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