Islamabad:The Supreme Court of Pakistan will announce its judgement on an appeal filed by Asia Bibi, a Christian woman condemned to death on blasphemy charges, on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court, on October 8, had reserved judgment in the appeal filed by Asia Bibi against her death sentence in a blasphemy case.
The verdict will be announced by a special bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel.
Asia Bibi (51), mother of five, has been in prison since 2009.She was convicted for blasphemy under Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments. A trial court had convicted her for blasphemy in November 2010 and sentenced her to death. The Lahore High Court (LHC) had upheld her conviction and confirmed her death sentence in October 2014. The Supreme Court had admitted her appeal for hearing in July 2015.
The top court had restrained both electronic and print media from discussing or commenting on the matter till the final judgement.
Sensitizing the matter, the government has made necessary arrangements of securities for protection of all areas with the minority population, places of worship and honorable courts.(UNI)