Asia Bibi filed final option in SC filed
By – Shamim Masih
ISLAMABAD: Christian woman, Asia bibi, filed an appeal in the Supreme Court after being rejected from the Lahore High Court – LHC, last month. On behalf of her Saif ul Malook, attorney to Asia Bibi have filed a petition in the apex court on Monday in Lahore.
According to details, Asia Parveen known as Asia Bibi was sentenced to death on November, 2010 after the court declared that she has committed blasphemy during an argument with Muslim women over a bowl of water.
The request was filed to reconsider deficiencies in the case which include poor investigation and manipulated evidence by the local police.
Sohail Johnson, chairman Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan – SLMP said that we are providing legal assistance in this case as well as her family and hoping the early hearing of the appeal and believe that SC will review the case on the basis of fact. He requested the Christians community around the world to pray for her early hearing.
Earlier this month, Aashiq Masih, husband of Asia Bibi asked President Mamnoon Hussian for her pardon and allows her to move to France. He also wrote an open letter which was published in the New York Times on November 17.
Blasphemy has become highly sensitive issue in the country; Salman Taseer Governor Punjab was killed by his own official security guard in the same issue. Saif ul Malook have also been to attorney in the Salman Taseer case.
Despite the fact that Pakistan has never put to death any individual for blasphemy even if court declared individual guilty but anyone convicted or even just accused, of insulting Islam, hazards the violent along with the bloody death at the hands of vigilantes.