A court in Lahore has sentenced a young Christian bicycle mechanic to death after convicting him of blasphemy.
According to journalist Waqar Gillani, Ashfaq, a bicycle mechanic, was arrested in June, 2017.
Earlier, in a tweet, the Voice of Pakistan Minority had stated that Ashfaq was accused of committing blasphemy after he was involved in a dispute over the payment for his services with a customer in June, 2017.
It had added that the police had arrived at the spot, arrested Ashfaq and registered a blasphemy case against him.
Last month, a court in Bahawalpur has acquitted five members of a Hindu family, who were arrested a year ago on allegations of blasphemy.
According to a report published by Kross Konnection, Advocate Ezra Shujaat had said that Yazman Additional Sessions Judge Haider Ali Khan had acquitted the accused – Padmaa Ram Bheel and his sons Ramesh Ram Bheel, Mansukh Ram Bheel, Dhan Raj Bheel and Pappu Ram Bheel – after complainant Akmal Iqbal testified that the accused had already proven their innocence in front of the village council.
In May last year, the complainant had registered an FIR and alleged that the Hindu men had desecrated holy pages stored in the premises of the government primary school for boys in the village.