Pakistan’s Supreme Court has upheld the acquittal of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, clearing the last legal hurdle and freeingto leave the country to join her daughters, who have already fled to Canada and been given asylum.
The petitioner was not able to point out any mistake in the SC verdict acquitting Aasia Bibi, said the CJP, ending Aasia Bibi’s final legal hurdle.
After her release from Multan’s women prison on November 7 last year, Aasia Bibi was flown to Islamabad onboard a special aircraft. She was then taken to an undisclosed place amid tight security. Authorities have remained tight-lipped about her movement and whereabouts for security reasons.
Petitioner Qari Muhammad Salaam’s lawyer Ghulam Ikram presented his arguments before a three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel.
Meanwhile, on social media, fanatics, and mullahs are losing their shit.
Here are the examples.
This bitch #AsiaBibi has been released. Its extremely disappointing that our entire system is working under international pressure.
— Shaheer Sialvi (PAK) (@ShaheerSialvi) January 29, 2019
Hang the Qadyani Maseehi Bitch #HangAsia
— Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan Media&Cell (@TLPMediaCel) January 29, 2019
And here is our answer.
— Munni Pti (@Munnipti) January 29, 2019
The new Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa was appreciated by many people on Twitter. And rightly so!
Highlight of the #AsiaBibi review hearing.
CJ Khosa: So what you’re saying is that Aasia allegedly said these blasphemous words while addressing 25 people…was she addressing a jalsa?!” Ridiculous. Review dismissed.
Well done, Chief Justice Sahab.
— Najib Shaikh (@NajibShaikhs) January 29, 2019
— Maheen Usmani (@MaheenUsmani) January 29, 2019
Moreover, we must not forget Aasia’s lawyer Saiful Malook, who returned to Islamabad after fleeing the country amid death threats. The brave lawyer called the decision a victory for Pakistan’s constitution and rule of law.
Lastly, Salman Taseer will be remembered as a brave man who fought for justice sacrificing his own life.
Spare a thought for Salman Taseer today. Asia Bibi is finally free.
— Abbas Nasir (@abbasnasir59) January 29, 2019