Blasphemy case against Pakistan's US ambassador

Rehman, a prominent member of the ruling Pakistan People's Party, was appointed as ambassador to the United States in November 2011.

Blasphemy case against Pakistan's US ambassador

World Bulletin / News Desk

Pakistani police registered an accusation from a businessman on Thursday that the country's ambassador to the United States had committed blasphemy, a crime that carries the death penalty, in connection with a 2010 TV talk show.

The case against Rehman was brought by businessman Muhammad Faheem Gill, 31, who said that the comments Rehman made about the law on the Pakistani talk show in 2010 were blasphemous.

"I've been trying to get this case registered for the last three years, ever since I saw that TV show," Gill told Reuters. "I've even gone to the highest court. I'm glad that action will finally be taken now."

Gill went to the Supreme Court with his complaint after police refused to register it. The court ordered police in the central Pakistani city of Multan to investigate.

Blasphemy accusations are on the rise, according to a report released by the Islamabad-based think tank, Center for Security Studies

Rehman, a prominent member of the ruling Pakistan People's Party, was appointed as ambassador to the United States in November 2011.

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