Pakistan: School principal held for blasphemy; medical varsity forces veil on students


The head of a private school in Lahore was arrested on charges of blasphemy, even as a Peshawar medical university introduced a conservative dress code forcing female students to wear the Islamic veil.

Salma Tanvir, principal of the Umar School System in Nishtar Colony was booked on Monday on a complaint by local imam Qari Iftikhar Ahmad, who accused her of distributing a blasphemous pamphlet that “insulted the prophet Mohammed and also claimed that she was a prophet,” police official Muhammad Irfan told DPA.

Ms. Tanvir was taken to a police station after dozens of angry people attacked the school and smashed the windows on Tuesday.

Mr. Irfan said more than …continue reading at

Categories: Asia, Islam, Pakistan

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