Chinese National Denies Blasphemy Charge in Pakistan
A Chinese man detained on blasphemy charges in Pakistan has denied making any comments that could have offended Muslims.
The man was taken into custody after a mob accused him of blasphemy in connection with the Dasu hydropower project, which has already been targeted in two previous attacks. A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is now investigating the latest incident, and the Chinese citizen is due to appear before an anti-terrorism court.
The Chinese foreign ministry has said it is “verifying the situation” and will provide consular assistance if required.
Woman Dies During Police Raid, Residents Protest Alleged Physical Assault
Residents of Sheikhupura protested the alleged physical assault of a woman who died during a police raid to arrest a suspected robber. The incident happened in Tiba Khuda Yar, and the woman who died was identified as Bushra Bibi.
Police arrested two alleged criminals and raided Bushra Bibi’s house to arrest the other. Her family members and locals resisted, leading to a clash in which Bushra Bibi fainted and died. The family alleged that the police beat her, but the police said she died of a heart attack.
The protesters blocked a road and demanded action against the raiding team, while the DPO ordered an investigation into the incident.
Caretaker CM orders probe into alleged police torture and girl’s death
The death of a girl in Sheikhupura allegedly due to police brutality has caught the attention of Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi in Lahore. He has ordered an investigation into the incident and has requested a report from the IGP.
The Caretaker CM has instructed authorities to look into all aspects of the case and hold those responsible accountable. He has emphasized the need for both legal and departmental action against the police officers involved and has urged for justice to be served to the victim’s family.
A case has been registered by the police, and the sub-inspector Ejaz has been arrested for investigation.