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Pakistan man gets 25 years in jail for blasphemy

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Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) A Pakistan court on Tuesday sentenced a man to 25 years in prison after holding him guilty of desecrating sacred scriptures.

The case was heard at a sessions court in Lahore, Dawn online reported.The court heard statements from witnesses and lawyers’ claims and found Zulfiqar guilty of desecrating sacred scriptures.

The court charged Zulfiqar with blasphemy.

The court also ordered the seizure of all of his movable and immovable assets.

A case was registered against him by Race Course police station in 2006.