Pasrur: Murderers of blasphemy accused sent on judicial remand

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Three women, who had gunned down a blasphemy accused, have been sent on judicial remand to jail. Police have registered an FIR (First Information Report) against ten people including four women. Three women had purportedly killed Fazal Abbas in his own house.

Blasphemy law in Pakistan

Soon after the incident, the three murderers Afshan Khan, Amna Khan, Razia Bibi were arrested by the police. Under strict security, police presented three of them before the court of magistrate Wasim Hussain Chatta. Court sentenced the women to a 14-day judicial remand. Apart from these three women, police had also included names of Qari Shafiq Doggar, Abdul Razzaq and others.

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Qari Shafiq Doggar was the complainant against Fazal Abbas, and claimed that he had committed blasphemy. Thirteen years back, an FIR was registered against Fazal Abbas, invoking the blasphemy laws. This FIR was registered at City Police Station in Pasrur; consequently, respondent had obtained bail from the court.

Followed by the incident, the relatives of Fazal staged a protest in front of the D.S.P Pasrur, demanding strict action against the perpetrators. This protest lasted for an hour, while the traffic remained blocked due to this protest. The protestors demanded that the murderers must be tried in anti-terrorism court in Gujranwala.

Three women had gunned down 50-year-old Fazal Abbas and killed him on the spot. The incident occurred at his house in Nangal Mirza, Pasrur. Consequently, Fazal Abbas sustained severe injuries and could not survive the attack.