…and fined 200,000 rupees!
A Pakistani man was awarded death sentence on Wednesday by a court in Punjab province after being convicted under the country’s controversial blasphemy law.
Muhammad Rafiq was sentenced to death by Additional District and Sessions Judge Malik Riaz Ahmed in Bahawalpur city, 400 km from Lahore.
Rafiq was convicted for committing blasphemy against the companions of Prophet Mohammed.
Rafiq, a resident of Jalalpur Peerwala, was also ordered by the judge to pay a fine of Rs 200,000….
Police official Chaudhry Safdar said Rafiq was caught by local residents with a wooden slab around his neck that was inscribed with blasphemous remarks about the ‘Sahaba Ikrams’.
I’m no Sherlock Holmes, but isn’t it just remotely possible that someone else hung the slab there? No, I guess a religious court couldn’t possibly get it wrong…