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Apex Court Support IHC Decision in Rimsha Case

Announcement sends a positive image of Pakistan in the international community that there is justice for all and that society has risen up for justice and tolerance.

Rimsha, Pakistani girl who was accused of Blasphemy.
Rimsha, Pakistani girl who was accused of Blasphemy.

(ISLAMABAD) - Supreme Court of Pakistan discharged the appeal filed against the decision of Islamabad High Court (IHC) quashment of Rimsha case here on Tuesday.

During the hearing, the bench consisting of honorable Justice Tasaduq Hussain Gillani and Justice Nasir ul Malik ordered to dismiss an application filed against the girl (Rimsha) accused of blasphemy.

Abdul Hameed Rana, the counsel for the accused appeared in the Supreme Court today and said that the girl was innocent and IHC had declared her innocent and nothing is there in the case now.

The girl was arrested in Mehrabad, when Malik Ammad lodged a complaint with the Ramna police accusing her of burning the pages of the Holy Book.

Dr. Paul Bhatti welcomed the decision and said, “I welcome this order, justice has been done and the law of the land has been uphold by the apex court”.

It sent a positive image of Pakistan in the international community that there is justice for all and that society has risen up for justice and tolerance, he added.

Shamim Masih

About Shamim Masih

"I am Christian rights activist and freelancer Pakistani journalist specializing in writing about Christians rights for the different papers in the world. My aim is to create a peaceful environment in the society and to help eliminate Christian persecution through my writing as I bring the plight of these brave people under the spotlight of the whole world."

Shamim Masih was born in Sheikhopura's village and raised in Gujranwala, a city in Pakistan's Punjab province. He earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of the Punjab, Lahore majoring in English, Economics and Statistics; he also received a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

As a freelance writer and author, Shamim has written for different papers in the world; his expertise is in writing articles highlighting different social issues. He has served as freelance chief reporter and column writer in “Minority Times” in Islamabad, and a number of Shamim's articles have been published in local papers as well.

You can write to Shamim at this address: shamimpakistan@gmail.com





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