University lecturer Junaid Hafeez sentenced to death over blasphemy charge

A district court on Saturday sentenced academic Junaid Hafeez to death on the charge that he had committed blasphemy.

 

Hafeez, a 33-year-old Fulbright scholar who was employed as a lecturer in a Multan university, was accused of committing blasphemy in 2013. Hafeez was charged with ‘liking’ an allegedly blasphemous post on Facebook.

 

Hafeez’s lawyer Asad Jamal criticised the death sentence by saying that it was 'most unfortunate' and that his client will appeal the decision.