Pakistani police arrest mother of four on blasphemy charges
LAHORE, Pakistan (AFP) - The Pakistani police have arrested a mother of four on blasphemy charges after she allegedly called herself a prophet of Islam, the police and a cleric said on Tuesday.
The woman was arrested in the eastern city of Lahore, capital of Punjab province, where a serving governor was shot dead in 2011 for wanting to reform the blasphemy law.
"Police arrested a 40-year-old woman, Salma alias Fatima, on Monday and sent her to prison on blasphemy charges," senior police official Tariq Aziz told AFP.
Mr Aziz said local cleric Qari Iftikhar Ahmed Raza had accused the woman of distributing a pamphlet carrying "contemptuous" remarks.