(AgapePress) – Government officials in Pakistan are pushing for a revision of that country’s blasphemy law, a change that would be a major boon to followers of the Christian faith in that country. For years now, Pakistan ‘s Law 295c — which prohibits blaspheming Mohammed, a crime punishable by death — has been used against Christians to settle various disputes. According to Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), many times Pakistani Christians are falsely accused, often in the midst of an argument. In any circumstances, the mere allegation has frequently been all that was required for a Muslim accuser to get rid of a Christian enemy. But now, Nettleton says, a proposed revision to the law calls for harsh penalties for anyone making a spurious accusation of blasphemy. “One of the changes they’re looking at is to make it so that if you make a false charge, you will be punished as the person would have been punished if they were guilty of blasphemy,” he says. There is a good chance the proposal to revise the anti-blasphemy law will be approved, which he says would be a major benefit to Christian believers. “Obviously that will make it a lot more difficult to use the blasphemy law against Christians and others just to settle a dispute,” Nettleton says.