ISLAMABAD - Taking serious note of the arrest of a minor Christian girl in Islamabad on charges of blasphemy, President Asif Ali Zardari Sunday called for a report from the Interior Ministry.
Farhatullah Babar said that the President called for report within 24 hours and directed the authorities to protect the life and property of every one and that no one should be allowed to take the law into his hands. The President also called for protecting everyone particularly the vulnerable sections of the society from any misuse of the blasphemy law.
A minor Christian girl Miss Ramsha, 11, resident of Hameeraabad in G-8 Islamabad, was reportedly arrested and sent to jail allegedly for desecrating pages from the Holy Quran.
Some reports, however, also said that the girl was burning used papers collected from the garbage for cooking when someone entered her house accusing the family of burning the pages of Holy Quran.
This provoked people of the locality who gathered and beat the mother and sister of Ramsha and also burned some houses of the Christians. While the Christian population is reported to have fled the area, the police arrested the mother and sister of Ramsha sending the latter to Adiala prison.