Lahore: A court has sentenced a man accused of blasphemy to death
A local court in Lahore sentenced the accused to death after seven years in a blasphemy case.
Additional Sessions Judge Lahore Mansoor Ahmad Qureshi pronounced the verdict in the blasphemy case and sentenced the accused Asif Pervez to death under Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code and fined him Rs 50,000.
It may be recalled that a case was registered against Asif Pervez, 38, a resident of Johannesburg in Green Town police station in 2013 under sections 295A, B and C of the Pakistan Penal Code and Section 25D of the Telegraph Act. ۔
It should be noted here that these provisions of the Pakistan Penal Code are related to blasphemy and apostasy.
After hearing the same case, the court pronounced its verdict today. Advocate Saif-ul-Muluk appeared in the court on behalf of the accused.
According to the verdict, Asif Pervez was sentenced to death and fined Rs 50,000 under Section 295C of the Pakistan Penal Code.
In addition, if the accused fails to pay the fine, he will be sentenced to 6 months.
However, the accused will have the power to file an appeal in the Lahore High Court against the sentence.
The Additional Sessions Judge also sentenced the accused to three years imprisonment under Section 25D of the Telegraph Act.
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It may be recalled that the case against the accused was registered in the complaint of Saeed Ahmed, in which he was accused of blasphemy through SMS.
The details revealed in this regard revealed that the accused Asif and the plaintiff were working together in a garment factory.
In addition, the accused’s lawyer said that his client has been in jail for 7 years and we will challenge the sentence in the Lahore High Court.