Altaf Hussain Asad

Altaf Hussain Asad

An Islamabad-based freelance journalist who has written for different Pakistani dailies and news magazines. He has also interviewed many leading Pakistani poets, novelists and critics. He has degrees in Economics and History.

Will Muhammad Shoaib Adil be convicted for blasphemy or will the state save him?

“The clerics tried to attack me at my office and later at the race course police station. The police were very supportive and didn’t let them touch me. Later, they surrounded the race course police station and tried to pressurise the police. Luckily, some of my friends came to my aid and they did whatever they could to make sure I get out of police station safely.” He was freed from the police station in the wee hours of night, when the angry mob had dispersed. That day his life changed and he went into hiding along with his family. ...

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