WEB DESK: Police charged a shopkeeper with blasphemy Monday after he banned members of the Ahmadi minority from entering his shop.
The shopkeeper in Lahore was charged with spreading religious hatred, officials said, citing the National Action Plan. According to police, Aabid Hashmi, the owner of a computer shop in the city’s upmarket commercial region, had displayed a poster outside his shop banning Ahmadi customers from entering.
A spokesman for the Ahmadi community, Amir Mehmood, welcomed the move as the “first drop of rain”. However, shopkeeper, Aabid Hashmi was released on bail from a police lockup.