Pakistan Peoples Party’s lawmaker Shazia Marri has raised the issue of a Christian teenager fallaciously accused of committing blasphemy. Justice staggers for 16-years-old, Christian teenager Nabeel Masih who is currently behind the bars as the draconian law was invoked against him. Police eyes inclusion of cyber-crime charges in the charge sheet against him.
PPP’s Shazia Marri is the first politician from the country to have raised her voice over the injustice against the Christian lad. During the session of National Assembly, she informed the House about the incident in Chak 66, District Kasur Punjab province. She urged for justice, as she took firm stance over the issue.
Nabeel Masih son of Amanat Masih resident of Chak 66, Bhai Pheru, District Kasur, was fallaciously accused of posting a picture of Khana-e-Kaaba on Facebook which was deemed blasphemous by the complainant. Akhtar Ali; the complainant claimed that he had seen a post on Nabeel Masih’s Facebook timeline; which was derogatory towards an Islamic sacred place. He maintained that Nabeel had blasphemed by posting a picture of Khana-e-Kaaba in a derogatory manner therefore; he has hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims.
Soon after the accusations were brought against him, police hooked the youngster which they claim to be protective custody. Thus far, police have not made any significant progress in the interrogatory process. A bail petition was filed in a Sessions court in Pattoki, as he has been charged under Section 295-A which is bailable.
Nabeel’s bail application hearing was scheduled on October 1, Saturday nonetheless the court adjourned the proceedings after police requested for some additional time as they had not completed the Chalan (charge sheet) against Nabeel. His next court hearing is scheduled on October 8.