Lahore: A 17-year-old girl was saved by a woman police officer in Pakistan's cultural capital Lahore from an angry mob that accused her of blasphemy after mistaking the Arabic calligraphy printed on her dress for verses from the Quran, police said on Monday.

The mob surrounded the girl who was wearing the dress with Arabic

calligraphy printed on it in Lahore’s garments market (Ichhra Bazaar) on Sunday afternoon, police said.

Assistant Superintendent Police (ASP) Lahore Shehr Bano said that when the girl entered a shop a customer objected to her dress, claiming that it was bearing Quranic verses.

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