On 15th June 2017, Ashfaq Massih, a twenty one year old Christian bicycle mechanic in Lahore was arrested after being accused of blasphemy, after a payment dispute.
Muhammad Ishfaq had brought his bicycle for repair and after repair asked Asfaq Massih to waive his payment of Rs 30 (30 cents US). When Ashfaq Massih refused Muhammad Ishfaq’s request he accused him of blasphemy.
When a mob began to collect, the police arrived and arrested Ashfaq. A case of blasphemy was registered the same day, and Ashfaq remains in custody awaiting trial.