Man killed for `insulting Quran`, Zardari shocked
Islamabad: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed profound grief over the harrowing incident in which hundreds of angry protestors burnt a man to death after accusing him of blasphemy.
The mob wrested the mentally unstable man from police custody before burning him in the Punjab province.
Police said they detained the man after locals complained that he had desecrated the Quran.
Expressing shock over the incident, Zardari said that no one should be allowed to take the law into their own hands no matter what the crime is, The Express Tribune reports.
He also directed the concerned authorities to dispense justice according to the law in this case.
Zardari had directed the Advisor on Interior Affairs, Rehman Malik, to conduct an inquiry into the incident and to submit a report on the matter immediately.
According to the paper, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has also taken notice of the incident and has sought a report from the concerned departments.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Indian Army conducts surgical strikes across LoC: Watch DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh's PC
- Indian Army targets terror camps across LoC; Pak PM Sharif condemns
- 7 terror camps destroyed by Indian Army in surgical strikes
- Indian Army surgical strike: Pak rejects claim, says 2 soldiers killed
- Is it time for India to respond militarily to Pak terror instead of peace talks?
- SETBACK! Sedition case against 200 Congress workers for shouting 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans during rally for Uri martyrs
- What is surgical strike and how it is conducted - MUST KNOW for every Indian
- SALUTE! Brave Indian army commandos give befitting reply to Pak-sponsored terrorists
- Surgical strikes across LoC in Pakistan were filmed, videos kept as proof
- US NSA Susan Rice calls Ajit Doval, says 'expect Pakistan to take action against terror’