An anti-terrorism court in Sargodha has sentenced a security guard involved in the murder of bank manager Imran Hanif to death on blasphemy allegations.

The court also sentenced the convict to 12 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs1.15 million.

Last year in November, security guards killed a bank manager on charges of alleged blasphemy.


A seven-member ulema committee was formed in connection with the incident in Quaidabad area of Khushab district of Punjab. They declared that the bank manager had not committed blasphemy and this was a false accusation against him. The ulema committee declared the dead bank manager innocent.