Pakistani jailed for 10 years in blasphemy case
Islamabad: A Pakistan court has sentenced a blasphemy accused to 10 years imprisonment and has also imposed a fine of Rs 200,000, following a trial spread over 14 months.
The accused, Ghulam Ali Asghar, a resident of Chinji village in Talagang tehsil, was booked on November 2011, on a charge of blaspheming the Holy Prophet by misquoting a Hadith in Punjabi language, reports The Dawn.
Judge Raja Pervez Akhtar acquitted Asghar of the allegation levelled under a section which forbids blaspheming the Holy Prophet, but imprisoned him for 10 years under a section which forbids outraging religious feelings, and also imposed a fine of Rs 200,000.
The convict will have to undergo an additional jail term of six months if he does not pay the fine.
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