Pakistan: Teacher accused of blasphemy in hiding
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Teacher accused of blasphemy in hiding
Lahore: A Pakistani teacher at the centre of a blasphemy row was in hiding on Friday as her school management denied responsibility for the "dirty act" and called for her to be punished.
Arfa Iftikhar was forced into hiding after a mob stormed Farooqi Girls' High School in the eastern city of Lahore over a piece of homework she set that allegedly contained derogatory references to the Prophet Muhammad.
The school took out front page ads in two leading newspapers Friday to deny it had any knowledge of the supposed insults to the Prophet, saying Iftikhar distributed the work just 10 minutes before the school closed for the Eid al-Adha holiday. The school's headmaster Asim Farooqi has been remanded in custody for 14 days.
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