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Qaiser Ayub, held over blasphemy allegation sent to jail


By – Shamim Masih

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ISLAMABAD: Only a week had passed after the burning to death of Christian couple Shama and Shahzad in Kot Radha Kishan, Punjab, when police arrested Qaiser Ayub, 40, from Lahore over an alleged act of blasphemy.

According to a number of sources, Mr Ayub a Christian man, holding a masters degree in computer sciences,  a well known blogger was booked for blasphemous remarks. Sources have stated that Mr Ayub was alleged to have used derogatory language against the Holy Prophet in his blogs.

Mohammad Saeed, complained and filed an application in city Police Station against the accused and the case was registered under a First Investigation Report – FIR no. 105/11 under section 295-C in PS. Talagan, Distt. Chakwal.

The accused went in hiding after the registration of the FIR against him for couple of years. On 14 November, 2014, Chakwal police arrested him from Lahore and presented him in the court on 15 November in Talagang. According to police FIR was registered on June 9, 2011 and man was arrested after three and half years.

According to police officials, Qaiser is alleged of drawing sketches against Islam on his blogs.  

According to Sohail Johnson, chairman Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan – SLMP, family of Qaiser Ayub his wife Amina Bibi and three children are in safe custody. SLMP will be taking care of his family and his case as well. The organization is arranging legal assistance for his case.

Jabbar Hussian – SP Rawalpindi range is appointed to investigate the case, sources confirmed. Qaiser Ayub is shifted to jail for his judicial investigation. Police is trying to hide the secret of the case investigation and requested the media person to keep it in low profile, sources confirmed. 

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