Lahore: An Anti-Terrorism Court in Pakistan court on Monday sentenced an activist of a banned group to over 12 years imprisonment for distributing anti-Shia pamphlets in Punjab province.
The Anti-Terrorism Court in Bahawalpur district sentenced Abubakar Zarar, an activist of banned Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan, to 12 years and four months imprisonment for distributing anti-Shia pamphlets in the district.
Zarar distributed the pamphlets to the local people in the area calling Shias "infidels" and also posted the same on walls.
The judge also imposed a fine of Rs 7,50,000 on him and if he failed to pay the amount, he will have to undergo an additional two-years imprisonment.
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.