Aasia Bibi Case

Aasia Bibi Case : Review petition filed before SC challenging verdict

HEADLINE PAKISTAN

LAHORE: The complainant in Asia Bibi case, Qari Muhammad Salaam,filed a review petition through his counsel Azhar Siddiqui against the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn her conviction in the blasphemy case,

Earlier on Wednesday, the apex court had acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman condemned to death on blasphemy charges, after accepting an appeal against sentence.

In the review petition, filed at the Lahore registry of the apex court, the complainant has urged the Supreme Court to reconsider it yesterday’s decision.

The SC in its much-anticipated judgement in the ‘Asia Bibi v. The State, etc’ case, reversed its earlier judgments handed down by the Lahore High Court as well as a trial court and thereby overturned the conviction of Asia Bibi in the blasphemy case against her.

The three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel had subsequently ordered the 50-something mother-of-four’s immediate release from jail,

where she had been languishing for 9-odd years.

According to information minister of Punjab Fayyaz ul Chauhan, the sit-in all across Pakistan will end by tonight.