LAHORE – The Supreme Court has stayed execution of Asia Bibi on blasphemy charges on Wednesday, PakistanTribe.com reported.
According to details, the full bench of Supreme Court ordered in today’s hearing issued orders to stop implementation of death sentence till next order.
Asia Bibi was found charged of making derogatory comments about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) during an argument with a Muslim woman in June 2009.
Earlier, the Lahore High Court rejected her appeal against the sentence passed by a lower court after that her lawyers have vowed to take the case to the Supreme Court and they filed an appeal against the decision while she remained in police custody since then. During this period hearing of her appeal case was either rescheduled or delayed countless times.
It is worth mentioning here that Ms Bibi consistently denied the allegations against her, saying they stemmed from an argument with a group of women over a pot of water.
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