LAHORE “” Clerics refused to lead the funeral prayer of an alleged blasphemer, Abdul Sattar Gopang alias Tari, terming it a “great sin”.
Gopang was stabbed to death outside the Muzaffargarh district court where he was to attend the hearing of a blasphemy case against him. He was being escorted by a police team when he was attacked by two assailants “” Muhammad Imran Waheed, a student of B.Sc., and Muhammad Iqbal Khan, a vendor. The police latter arrested both the accused. However, Gopang’s family hired a religious seminary teacher to perform his funeral rites. Only 35 people of Gopang’s family attended the funeral. A large police contingent was deployed in the area to deal with any untoward incident.
The Tehrike Khatme Nabuwat has offered its full support for the accused and praised them for their action. “We will provide full financial and legal support to Waheed and Khan. We are proud of them for accomplishing this noble task,” said a spokesman of the Tehrike Khatme Nabuwat, Maulana Muhammad Siddique. The accused were shifted to Muzaffargarh District Jail. DPO Muzaffargarh Rai Tahir has suspended Inspector Fida Hussain and City Police Station SHO Jam Muhammad Saleem for negligence of duty.