Man sentenced to life imprisonment over blasphemy on social media
A Special Anti-Terrorism Court (SATC) Friday sentenced a culprit to life imprisonment under Section 295c for blasphemy on social media.
It is the first-ever case in which a culprit named Ibtisam Al-Mustafa was convicted for using social media to spread blasphemous material under Section 295c in Pakistan.
According to the 24NewsHD TV channel, the SATC Judge Shaukat Kamal Dar sentenced the culprit under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATC) and other provisions of the Cyber Crime Act (CCA).
The court convicted the culprit with a total of 40 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs2.5 million, as well as his all movable and immovable properties, were also ordered to confiscate.
The case against the culprit was registered in FIA Cyber Crime Wing Rawalpindi in 2018 on the complaint of Muhammad Saeed.
The lawsuit contained relevant provisions of the blasphemy, anti-terrorism, and anti-cybercrime act.
Reporter Sardar Saddaqat