Pak man sentenced to death for sacrilegious remarks against Prophet Muhammad

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 15, 2012 09:30 hrs

A Chitrali man, who was convicted for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad, has been awarded capital punishment by a Pakistan court.

Hazrat Ali Shah was arrested after the residents of Barenis village filed a complaint against him, for making sacrilegious remarks against Prophet Muhammad, reports The Dawn.

Shah's relatives, including his mother and brother, have dissociated themselves with Shah over the remarks against the Prophet.

He was also fined Rs 0.1 million and 10 years rigorous imprisonment by the court.

Former district public prosecutor Asmat Essa Khan said it was the first time in Chitral that a man had been booked for blasphemy and punished by the court after conviction.(ANI)

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