The judges who issued the verdict in the Aasia Bibi cases have their love for Prophet (PBUH) like any other devotee, the top judge said on Thursday.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Aasia Bibi – a Christian woman accused of blasphemy in 2010 and sentenced to death – and set aside an earlier judgment passed by a lower court.
“Many judges recite durood-e-shareef as they sit in their chambers,” Justice Nisar said. “Our faith stands incomplete without our faith in the Prophet (PBUH).”
The top judge went on to add that “we are ready to even lay down our lives for the sanctity of the Prophet (PBUH).”
The top judge observed that it is just the responsibility of the courts but also the state to deliver justice. He said that no one can tolerate the desecration of the Prophet (PBUH).
“How could the court announce a sentence in the Aasia Bibi case if the charges of blasphemy had not been established, Justice Nisar said, and advised the masses to read the verdict.
Earlier today, a review petition was filed in the Supreme Court against the acquittal of blasphemy accused Aasia Bibi as the Punjab government’s spokesperson says that according to his information the protest sit-ins by politico-religious groups might be called off tonight.
Federal Minister for Interior Fawad Chaudhry confirmed that talks with the protesters were ongoing, but warned that anyone challenging the writ of the state will be dealt with strictly.