Pakistan’s Daily Times reports: “Shadhra Town police arrested a Christian labourer Anwar Masih for blasphemy on Friday, after a case was registered by his acquaintance Naseer Ahmad, who converted to Islam about three months ago. While registering the case against Mr Masih, the police ignored the fact that his accuser gathered other people and attacked his house. Zulfiqar Ahmad, police sub-inspector (SI) and investigating officer (IO) in the case, told Daily Times that he arrested Anwar Masih on Friday evening. The complainant Naseer, who lived in Paracha Colony in Shahdara, was visiting his mother at her Paracha Colony home on Friday when Mr Masih, Naseer’s mother’s neighbour, stopped him in the street and began discussing Islam. During the discussion, the sub-inspector said, Mr Masih got angry and blasphemed. Naseer related the discussion to two other neighbours of his mother, Attaullah and Younas Salfi. The three subsequently gathered other locals and pelted stones at Mr Masih’s house, on which police reached the scene and taking no notice of the attack on his home, arrested Mr Masih.”
It is good to see this kind of report in the Daily Times. Most of the time Islamic media sources never acknowledge that this kind of thing can ever happen.