Text: Shweta Sharma. “Imran Khan to face blasphemy charges after new Pakistan PM called a ‘traitor’ and ‘thief’ in Saudi Arabia.” Independent. https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/south-asia/imran-khan-blasphemy-case-shehbaz-sharif-b2069341.html

Excerpt: “Imran Khan has been booked under Pakistan’s blasphemy law along with 150 others after the country’s new prime minister Shehbaz Sharif was met with abusive language on his first foreign trip to Saudi Arabia.

The case was filed by the Punjab police against the former international cricketer, who was ousted as prime minister in April, several former cabinet ministers and key members from his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party.”

Questions related to November prescribed title #5 and this specific example:

  • How can blasphemy be measured?
  • If something is judged to be blasphemy, how reliable is the measurement?
  • What influences whether a justice system measures speech as blasphemous or not?