Justice Asif Majeed announced the verdict to sentence Mufti Tanveer to spend six months behind bars and directed him to deposit fine of Rs 50,000.
Earlier, he was arrested by the Counter-Terrorsim Department, which had filed a First-Information Report against him under Section 9 of the Anti-terrorism Act over making loathsome speech. However, he was later granted bail in the case.
The ASWJ leader was arrested from court and would be spending his sentence in Rawalpindi’s notorious Adiala jail.
Meanwhile, the accused is on CTD Punjab’s list of most wanted persons and was previously apprehended by Rangers after arms without licenses were recovered from his possession.
Making hate speeches against opponents is not new in Pakistan. However, as far the punishment is concerned, such acts of spreading hate have now been taken seriously and authorities are taking into action to inflict solemn punishment and fine on such persons, who find involved in reproaching openly using mean language.