The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday (Nov 6) took notice and sought a report from federal and provincial governments, of the vandalism caused by rioters during countrywide protests against Supreme court’s verdict of Asia Bibi’s immediate release.
The chief justice, according to SC spokesperson, today took notice of the “losses of property and lives caused to general public” with the intent to “compensate the victims who lost their valuables or properties during the tragic incidents”.
The Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death over blasphemy allegations. Announcing the judgment, the three-judge special bench ordered, “If Asia Bibi is not involved in any other case then she be released immediately.” Asia Bibi, allegedly made “defamatory and sarcastic” statements about the Holy Prophet on June 14, 2009 during an argument with three Muslim women.
Last week countrywide protests were erupted against the Supreme court’s verdict of Asia Bibi’s acquittal. workers of Religious Political party Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) were gathered in major cities of Pakistan against the verdict of Supreme court. The federal and Punjab governments have signed agreement with Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) to end the sit-ins, protests and blockade across the country.
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17 November, 2019