SHEIKHUPURA: Three men belonging to the Ahmadi community were sentenced to death by a district and sessions court on Wednesday over charges of committing blasphemy.
The court also fined them Rs200,000 each. In case they are unable to pay the fine, they would have to undergo an additional six months of rigorous punishment.
In his verdict, Additional District and Sessions Judge Mian Javed Akram ruled that the three members of the Ahmadi community of Bhoaywal village had committed blasphemy by displaying a poster and banners at their place of worship in a manner that was offending.
Riaz Hussain, a shopkeeper, had filed a complaint against the three men at the Sharqpur police station.