Six persons accused of blasphemy declared innocent in Lahore
LAHORE: The Pakistan Muttahida Ulema Council (PMUC) has declared six Christian sanitary workers accused of blasphemy innocent in Lahore on Saturday.
Special Representative of the Prime Minister on Religious Harmony Tahir Ashrafi said the workers were accused of throwing pamphlets with Prophet Muhammad (SAWW)’s name in the bin three days before.
The incident was sent to PMUC’s Punjab board which concluded after probe that the non-Muslim workers were illiterate and did not know what was written on the pamphlets, hence they could not be blamed for that.
The matter was reported to police but no FIR was registered because of involvement of the body of religious scholars.
Tahir Ashrafi said that it was a quintessential for masses to help misuse of the blasphemy law in Pakistan. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan also wanted that no man should be jailed on the bases of baseless allegations.