SC acquits Asia bibi in blasphemy case

ISLAMABAD (web desk) – Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday has acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who was facing death sentence for blasphemy, and ordered to release her on immediate basis.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel and Justice Asif Saeed Khosa heard the case during which, Asia’s appeal against her execution was approved.

“The appeal is allowed. She has been acquitted. The judgment of high court as well as trial court is reversed. Her conviction is set aside,” said CJP in the ruling.

Bibi was convicted and sentenced to hang in 2010. Lahore High Court (LHC) had upheld the verdict in 2014