Ahmadi literature: Blasphemy suspect denied bail

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LAHORE: An additional district and sessions judge on Saturday dismissed an after-arrest bail application of a man accused of operating a printing machine on which blasphemous literature was produced.

Asmat Ullah had said he was innocent and that he had nothing to do with the offence. He had also asked the court to order that his name be removed from the FIR.

Ghulam Mustafa Chaudhry, the counsel for the complainant, told the court that Asmat Ullah had printed blasphemous literature.

He said that Asmat Ullah’s claim that he was just operating a printing machine and was not aware of the content was not plausible.

“How can a man who knows he is working for Ahmadis not know what kind of literature is being printed?” he asked.

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