A few days ago I posted about the case of a young Christian girl arrested in Pakistan, accused of blasphemy after pages of the quran were found amongst some burnt papers she had in her possession. (see – Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law)
Yesterday, Hafiz Mohammed Khalid Jadoon, the iman who presented evidence against the girl was arrested by Pakistani police, accused of planting that evidence on the girl (http://tinyurl.com/8kc78fj)
“The imam was arrested after his deputy Hafiz Zubair and two others told a magistrate he added pages from the Quran to the burnt pages brought to him by a witness,” police investigator Munir Hussain Jaffri said.
When his assistants argued against his action, Jadoon is reported to have said
“You know this is the only way to expel the Christians from this area”
If true, this highlights once more the need for a reform of Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law – too often false accusations are made against individuals or groups to gain personal or political advantage !