ISLAMABAD - A teen has been charged with blasphemy over a derogatory picture of Islam's holiest place, police said Tuesday.

Nabeel Chohan, a Christian, was arrested for liking and sharing on social media a disparaging photograph of the Holy Kaaba.

Chohan, who is 18 and from Punjab, also kept the picture on his phone, police said.

A Muslim friend of Chohan's informed police after seeing the Facebook post on September 16 and the teen was arrested after his friend filed the blasphemy case, police official Shahbaz Ahmed said. "A case of hurting religious sentiments of Muslims and desecrating the religious place has been lodged," Ahmed told AFP.

 Muhammad Hussain, the investigating police officer, confirmed the arrest and told AFP Chohan was in a police cell.