Posted by Zakaria Virk
June 19, 2014
LAHORE: The editor of progressive Urdu monthly magazine Naya Zamana, Lahore, Mohammad Shoaib Adil, has reportedly been receiving life threats from religious militants for publishing the autobiography of a retired Lahore High Court judge, Muhammad Islam Bhatti, seven years ago.
These militants have also submitted an application for registration of a blasphemy case against the editor, who was kept in protective custody by the police for one night. Mohammad Shoaib Adil has said that he and his family are continuously receiving life threats from the unidentified persons. He says his life is under threat and he faces mental agony. It is pertinent to mention here that Adil is the son of a renowned religious scholar, the late professor Rafiullah Shahab.