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Blasphemy law
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Blasphemy offence– Acquitted of the charge by extending the benefit of doubt–
Blasphemy is a serious offence but the insult of the appellant’s religion and religious sensibilities by the complainant party and then mixing truth with falsehood in the name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was also not short of being blasphemous.
The prosecution had failed to prove its case against the appellant beyond reasonable doubt. This appeal is, therefore, allowed, the conviction and sentence of the appellant recorded and upheld by the courts below are set aside and she is acquitted of the charge by extending the benefit of doubt to her. She shall be released from the jail forthwith if not required to be detained in connection with any other case. (Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, J) .....Asia Bibi(Mst.) =VS= The State, etc, (Criminal), 2018 (2) [5 LM (SC) 140] ....View Full Judgment