Man Assassinated Although Being Freed In Blasphemy Case.

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Sharafat said his brother was lately release in a blasphemy case but those hunting it had menaced him of terrible penalty.

Pakistan used its controversial law at a stage "unmatched able" to anywhere else in the world
Pakistan used its controversial law at a stage “unmatched able” to anywhere else in the world

Man, who was lately release in a blasphemy case, was murdered in Jehlum.

 

Sharafat Gola told police that his brother – Ashraf Gola, a former chairman of a district council – was travelling along with a friend Iftikhar Ahmed in a car when anonymous men cut off it near Pind Dadan Khan, some 250 kilometres from Lahore, and drenched it with bullets leaving both men dead on the spot.

The district and sessions judge had release Ashraf as nothing was proven against him.

 

Police have filed a case against the anonymous killers.

The unpleasant incident draws attention to the fact that how blasphemy accused is not safe in Pakistan even after being proved innocent.

 

Human rights groups have suspected that Pakistan’s blasphemy law is often misused to settle personal issues and grudges.