ISLAMABAD: Special Representative of the Prime Minister on Religious Maulana Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi has condemned the murder of a bank manager in Khushab over alleged blasphemy and said the law will take course against the suspect.
Tahir Ashrafi, who is also Chairman of the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) and President of Muttahida Ulema Board, said that the government would not tolerate misuse of the blasphemy law in personal spats.
The scholar said fire was opened by the security guard, Ahmed Nawaz, on the bank manager on personal dispute. He said that the guard had had quarrel with the manager earlier as well and once the officer of National Bank of Pakistan had suspended him from job.
Tahir Ashrafi said that police and relevant authorities were responsible for bringing the suspect to justice.
The victim Muhammad Imran Hanif was shifted to a hospital in injured condition but he succumbed to his wounds later. Imran Hanif reportedly had accommodated a girls’ madrassa at his house.
Nawaz claimed that he opened fire on him for his alleged blasphemy.