Pakistani man charged of blasphemy a decade ago, shot dead by three sisters 

April 21, 2017, 11:53 am
Pakistani man charged of blasphemy a decade ago, shot dead by three sisters 
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Pakistani man charged of blasphemy a decade ago, shot dead by three sisters 

Pakistani man charged of blasphemy a decade ago, shot dead by three sisters 

Fazal Abbas, 45, charged with blasphemy, a decade ago, was shot dead by three sisters in Sialkot of Pakistan, this week.

Abbas was killed by three sisters who entered his faith-healer father's home in Sialkot district's Pasrur city on the pretext of getting the father to pray for them, Dawn reported.

As the sisters managed to enter the home, the burqa-clad females asked Abbas’ father if his son returned to Pakistan from abroad.

As Abbas walked out from an inside room, the sisters pulled out the guns from the burqa and began open fire, killing him on the spot.

According to Dawn, the women then raised jubilant slogans, proclaiming that they had eliminated a blasphemer. Abbas, was officially booked under Pakistan's strict blasphemy law in 2004. He had fled the country then and had only recently come back home.

The women, who were detained by police, reportedly told the cops that they couldn't kill Abbas in 2004 "because we were too young then".

Abbas’ killing follows closely after the death of a journalist student, brutally lynched to death by his fellow students studying in different departments of the Abdul Wali Khan University. Mashal Khan, was accused of promoting blasphemous content on social media, who was beaten and stoned to death till his skull fell apart.

In Pakistan, blasphemy is a serious crime, with punishments ranging from fines to death penalty.

Pakistan has seen at least 66 murders over alleged blasphemy since 1990, reports Reuters.

The Pakistan Supreme Court has taken a serious view of the matter and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recently ordered that social media websites be filtered of blasphemous content.