Pakistan: Blasphemy and the Blasphemers

Credit: The Lahore Times

Aasia Bibi, a 51-year-old Christian woman, has been on the death row since November 2010 after she was convicted on charges of committing blasphemy during an argument with two Muslim women in Sheikhupura.

In 2014, the Lahore High Court upheld Aasia’s death sentence. However, in July 2015, the Supreme Court stayed her execution.

After a three-year gap, a three-judge special bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel, resumed the hearing of the appeal against her conviction on Monday 08th October 2018. As per the news today the bench has reserved the judgement on the case. Continue reading