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Who is safe in Pakistan today?

By Hira Hashmi
Mashal’s killing is a direct result of the institutionalization of the blasphemy law by the state machinery to single out opponents and critics. A remnant of the General Zia-ul-Haq era, the blasphemy law was crafted to cater to the hardliners, who raised voices of dissent and who didn’t approve of the military rule in the country.