19 Apr PAKISTAN: CHRISTIAN STAFF NURSE AND GOSPEL SINGER ACCUSED OF COMMITTING BLASPHEMY
A Christian staff nurse and gospel singer Tabita, 30, from Karachi, has been accused of committing blasphemy.
On January 28, Tabita’s colleagues at Sobhraj Maternity Hospital, Karachi, where she has been working for the last nine years, accused her of committing blasphemy.
Before then there had been no such complaints against her.
According to reports Tabita had not said anything against Islam or in the respect of the Prophet (Peace be upon him), but the whole issue was prompted up because of a misunderstanding between colleagues.
According to reports she was tied up with ropes and locked in a room before the police were called.
The police arrived and took Tabita with them to the police officers of Aram Bagh, police station, Karachi.
According to our colleagues, the police of Aram Bagh handled the case wisely and during their careful and impartial investigation police found all charges against Tabita baseless.
The police found that Tabita had committed no blasphemy, but it was just a misunderstanding between the colleagues.
The investigating officer cleared Tabita of blasphemy charges and allowed her to leave the police station safely without any further restriction.
We tried to speak to Tabita, but she was so fearful, and she said she was not in the right state of mind to have a conversation.
She promised to explain the situation later on and has left her home and gone into hiding at an unknown place.