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Violent mob lynches man over blasphemy allegations in Nankana Sahab

Nankana Sahib DSP and SHO have been suspended over the incident.

A mob lynched a person, who was arrested by police on blasphemy charges, after attacking a police station in Nankana Sahab on Saturday.

This incident took place in the Warburton area of Nankana Sahib, where the angry mob stormed the police station and took out the accused of blasphemy from the police station and tortured him to death.

As reported, the policemen including the SHO ran away from the police station to save their lives, the accused was locked up in the police station on charges of blasphemy.

The accused had returned after spending 2 years in jail, the people of the area have alleged that the accused used to practice witchcraft by pasting his ex-wife’s picture on holy papers.

The Punjab Inspector General of Police took notice of the incident and suspended the DSP and SHO of the area after videos of the incident went viral on social media.

“Punjab Inspector General Dr Usman Anwar has suspended Nankana Sahib Circle Deputy Superintendent of Police Nawaz Waraq and Warburton Station House Officer Feroz Bhatti,” the police statement said.

“No one is allowed to take the law into their hands no matter how influential they are,” the IG Punjab was quoted as saying.

“Strict departmental and legal action will be taken against those responsible for the incident and the perpetrators of negligence and negligence.”


One of the videos in question purportedly showed a violent mob outside a police station in Nankana Sahib.

In another one, a violent mob can be seen scaling the large gates of what appeared to be the Warburton Police Station, and opening it, after which the rowdy crowd outside storms the building.


Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) chairman Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi condemns the incident

Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi condemned the incident, saying it was regrettable the way the charged mob attacked the blasphemy accused.

“Inhuman torture and killing the person, accused of blaspheming the Holy Quran in Nankana Sahib and attacking at the police station is regrettable and condemnable. – Pakistan Ulema Council,” Ashrafi stated in a tweet.


Prime Minister’s notice on extrajudicial killing

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ordered an investigation into the Warburton police station incident and said that why the police did not stop the violent mob, the rule of law should be ensured, and no one should be allowed to influence the law.

The Prime Minister says that the first priority of the institutions responsible for peace and order is peace, peace and order should always come first.


Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab sought a report from IG Punjab


On the other hand, the caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi has asked for a report from IG Punjab on the incident. Mohsin Naqvi has directed the police to investigate the incident from every aspect and submit a report and take legal action against those who take the law into their hands.



Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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