Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan charged with blasphemy

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Pakistan’s former premier Imran Khan has been charged with blasphemy alongside 150 others after newly-elected Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif was abused and insulted by alleged supporters of the former leader during an official visit to Saudi Arabia. The complaint, registered by the Punjab police under the country’s draconian blasphemy law, reportedly cites abuse at Masjid e-Nabawi, reported The Independent. Masjid e-Nabawi is the Islamic Prophet Muhammad’s mosque in Medina, considered the second most sacred place in Islam. Shehbaz Sharif, the new Pakistani Prime Minister after the alleged US-le…

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