Man gets death sentence for blasphemy in Peshawar.

PESHAWAR -- An anti-terrorism court here on Friday convicted a man on the charges of committing blasphemy and other religion-related offences on social media and sentenced him to death and imprisonment on multiple counts.

A total Rs1.2 million fine was also imposed on the convict.

The judge declared in the verdict that the prosecution had 'fully' proved its case against the accused, a resident of Mardan, and that the evidence available on record connected him with the commission of the offences.

As the matter was sensitive, the accused was tried inside the Peshawar Central Prison, where he had been kept since his arrest in the year 2021.

ATC also awards imprisonment, fine to him for same, other offences

He was booked by the police station of the FIA Counter-Terrorism Wing, Islamabad, on Oct 27, 2021, under the Pakistan Penal Code's sections 295-A (insulting religious beliefs), 295-C (use of derogatory remarks in respect of Holy Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) and 298-A (derogatory remarks in respect of holy personages), the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act's Section 20 (offences against the dignity of a person) and Section 22 (child pornography), and Section 7(1)(g) of the Anti-Terrorism Act (incitement of hatred on sectarian and religious basis).

The complainant in the case was a resident of Punjab's Talagang district.

He had lodged a complaint with the FIA Counter Terrorism Wing Islamabad wherein he had charged the accused of uploading blasphemous contents on social media forums including a WhatsApp group.

He had stated that the accused had also been sharing malicious contents against holy personalities of Islam on social media.

Advocate Ibrar Hussain appeared for the complainant and contended that an inquiry was initially conducted by the FIA...

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