Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Misuse of Blasphemy Law against "Fellow Muslims" & Dirty Role of Ansar Abbasi/Jang Group .

http://www.ptclworkers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Daily-Dawn-Logo-550x299.jpgMULTAN, Feb 8: A blasphemy case has been reported in the Khar locality of tribal area of Fort Munro, Dera Ghazi Khan, wherein a man is witness against his brother in the case. Complainant Khizar Abbas Attari is a resident of Multan, while suspect Noor Khan is of Khar and Dr Jalal, who is brother of Noor, is a witness to the incident. Attari told Dawn he had visited Khar along with a Barelvi congregation called ‘Madni Kafla’ on a preaching tour. He said on Aug 1, 2009, he along with others was raising the slogans of ‘Sada-i-Madina’ when Maulvi Idrees and Noor Khan attacked them and uttered “blasphemous” words about the sacred personalities.

Barelvi Mullah says Every Pakistani is KAFIR.

URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTANZusPICU

He said he informed the elders of Dawat-i-Islami about the issue who advised him not to report the matter to the police. On the insistence of residents, he lodged a first information report (FIR) with Khar Border Military police station of the incident against Noor. Dr Jalal became a witness.The police quashed the blasphemy FIR after investigators said the suspects were innocent. On Feb 20, 2010, the area magistrate, however, ordered the police to submit charge-sheet of the case. Noor Khan moved the Lahore High Court (LHC), Multan bench, against the orders of the area magistrate and Justice Tariq Javed quashed the FIR on April 20, 2010. Attari, through his counsel Manzoor Ahmad Talpur, filed an intra-court appeal against the decision of the single bench. On May 25, 2010, an LHC double bench consisting of Justice Hafiz Abdul Rehman and Justice Mansoor Akbar suspended the single bench order and ordered the magistrate to resume hearing.

Barelvi Scholar declares that "Dobandis & Wahabis" are KAFIR.

URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klZK3qQM76o&feature=related

Mr Talpur quoted the area magistrate as saying that he would start the proceedings only after the complete decision of the court. The LHC is yet to release the detailed judgment. BMP Risaldar Waqar Aziz Qaisrani said the case had been quashed after investigation as he himself had visited the area and collected evidence.
He said the case was the result of family differences between Dr Jalal and his father, Haji Azad.

Ahl-e-Hadith Scholar ISSUES Fatwa of Kufr on Deobandis & Barelvis

URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze74hcdxYkI

Dawn learnt Haji Azad had sold out his first wife (mother of Dr Jalal) to a man of Rakhni (Balochistan) after declaring her “kali” (sinner). Later he married another woman from where he bears Wali Khan and Noor Khan. Haji Azad and his sons, Wali Khan and Noor, are active members of the preaching congregation of Deoband school of thought, while Dr Jalal is a follower of Barelvi school of thought. Both Haji Azad and Wali established a preaching centre opposite the house of Dr Jalal which annoyed him. Dr Jalal, however, denied any family dispute, saying it was a religious matter and the suspect had used blasphemous language. REFERENCE: Trial pits brother against brother in ‘blasphemy’ case From the Newspaper By Shakeel Ahmed (13 hours ago) Today http://www.dawn.com/2011/02/09/trial-pits-brother-against-brother-in-blasphemy-case.html

Barelvi Shah Turabul Haq Issues Fatwa of Kufr against Imam Kaaba & Saudi Arabia.

URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCRBtqEjTB8

http://www.ptclworkers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Daily-Dawn-Logo-550x299.jpgBAHAWALPUR, June 15: A mosque Imam was killed while a religious leader sustained critical injuries in violence caused reportedly by sectarian tension between two Sunni sects in Choonawala Mandi near Hasilpur, about 90km from here, on Thursday. According to reports reaching here, the trouble started when Hafiz Qamar Javed, prayer leader at local Masjid Ahl-e-Hadith, burnt some trash near his mosque. The fire attracted neighbours, including people from the rival sect, who propagated that Javed was burning pages from Quran. Within no time a huge mob turned up at the scene and attacked Javed. When Ahl-e-Hadith’s local leader Master Muhammad Sadiq came to his rescue, he was also beaten up severely. The assailants left the scene when the two fell unconscious. Police rushed to the scene after getting information. In a hurry, a police vehicle hit and injured Muhammad Nadeem (13). The mob then damaged the van and thrashed ASI Muhammad Nawaz, who also sustained injuries. Later, the Hasilpur DSP and tehsil nazim reached Choonawala and managed to disperse the mob. The injured were rushed to the Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur, where Hafiz Qamar Javed succumbed to injuries while Master Muhammad Sadiq was in precarious condition. Following an appeal, Choonawala traders’ president, shopkeepers pulled down their shutters to protest the ‘blasphemous act’. Meanwhile, it was learnt that a case under the Blasphemy Act had been registered against deceased Hafiz Qamar Javed and injured Muhammad Sadiq while no case was registered against the assailants. DPO Arif Nawaz was not available for comments. REFERENCE: Imam lynched by mob for ‘blasphemy’ By Majeed Gill June 16, 2006 Friday Jumadi-ul-Awwal 19, 1427 http://archives.dawn.com/2006/06/16/nat10.htm

Barelvi Shah Turab ul Haq Qadri says Ashraf Ali Thanvi & Wahabis are Kaafir.

URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iab5Fm0PqzQ

http://www.ptclworkers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Daily-Dawn-Logo-550x299.jpgMULTAN, Jan 11: A court has jailed a prayer leader and his 20-year-old son for life on blasphemy charges in the rural heartland of the country, court officials said on Tuesday. The case follows the assassination of Punjab governor Salman Taseer by his bodyguard last week, after he called for reform of the blasphemy law under which a Christian woman was sentenced to death. Mohammad Shafi, 45, and his son Mohammad Aslam, 20, were arrested in April last year for removing a poster outside their grocery shop promoting a religious event in a nearby village. The poster allegedly carried Quranic verses. Judge Mohammad Ayub, heading an anti-terrorism court in Muzaffargarh, handed down a life sentence to the pair on Monday, his assistant Faisal Karim said by telephone. According to the prosecution, the organisers of the event marking the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said the pair had “pulled the poster down, tore it and trampled it under their feet,” Mr Karim said.

Ahl-e-Hadith Talib ur Rahman Fatwa against Dr Israr Ahmad

URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBI1YQMgzXk

“The judge sentenced them to life imprisonment on charges of blasphemy and ordered them to pay a fine of Rs200,000 each,” he said. Defence counsel Arif Gurmani vowed to challenge the verdict in the high court because “it has been given in haste” and was the result of inter-sect rivalries, he said. “Both are Muslims. The case is the result of differences between Deobandi and Barelvi sects of Sunni Muslims,” he said. “Shafi is a practising Muslim, he is the imam of a mosque and he had recently returned from a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia… I am defending them because I am convinced they are not guilty of blasphemy,” he said. Nobody has been executed in Pakistan for blasphemy and those given the death penalty have so far had their sentences overturned or commuted on appeal.—AFP REFERENCE: Court jails imam and son for blasphemy From the Newspaper Yesterday http://www.dawn.com/2011/01/12/court-jails-imam-and-son-for-blasphemy.html

Now observe the the opportunism rather brazen Yellow Journalism of Ansar Abbasi and Jang Group on Dr. Babar Awan.

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http://www.pakistanileaders.com.pk/mainPhotos/Ansar-Abbasi_220.jpgBabar Awan’s university not recognised by HEC By Ansar Abbasi Sunday, July 11, 2010 http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=29979&Cat=13&dt=7/11/2010

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has informed the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Education that the University of Monticello, US, from where Law Minister Babar Awan claims to have done his PhD, is a non-recognised and non-chartered university, it is learnt. HEC Chairman Javed Leghari, when approached, confirmed on Saturday that the commission had recently received a formal query from the NA Committee on Education Chairman Abid Sher Ali regarding the standing of the University of Monticello and its mandate to offer PhD programmes. Leghari disclosed that the HEC verification proved the university was non-recognised and non-chartered. “We have formally informed the NA committee chairman about the fact,” Leghari said.

Ansar Abbasi & Jang Group Exposing Dr. Babar Awan "Fake Degree"

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According to sources, Abid Sher Ali had recently approached the HEC to verify the standing of the university after the media reports about the dubious status of Babar Awan’s doctorate. Although ‘The News’ broke the story of Babar Awan PhD degree as being fake in November 2008, the HEC’s letter to the NA Committee on Education chairman regarding the standing of the Monticello University is the official confirmation of the fact. It is yet to be seen as to how the NA committee or the Election Commission of Pakistan would proceed as it involves a federal minister, who appears to be more powerful than even the prime minister because of his close association with the president.

It is pertinent to note here that the United States Educational Foundation (USEF) in Pakistan has already confirmed that the University of Monticello was never allowed to offer degree programmes, including PhD. “It was a fraud,” the USEF Pakistan has written to this newspaper when approached in Nov 2008. The minister, however, while admitting to have done his PhD from the same university insisted that his doctorate degree was genuine. However, the latest finding of the HEC about the Monticello University, now formally conveyed to the NA committee, is a subtle disclaimer of the Government of Pakistan to the minister’s claim. In his letter, the Standing Committee on Education chairman only inquired about the university and did not name the minister. When asked if the commission would also verify the post-graduation and PhD degrees of MPs who claim to have done masters and PhD, the HEC chairman said such questions do not pertain to the commission, which is only there to do the verification work.

Leghari assured that the HEC would honestly and professionally do its work without any fear and favour or taking into consideration political pressure from any side. He said the verification of the degrees of parliamentarians, already referred to the commission, would be completed by July 16. Leghari said the universities concerned had been given the deadline of 13th of July to send their reports on the degrees already referred to them. According to the HEC chairman, out of the 161 cases of degrees of parliamentarians referred back to the Election Commission of Pakistan recently, degrees of 20 parliamentarians are still missing while the ECP has submitted the degrees of the remaining ones. REFERENCE: Babar Awan’s university not recognised by HEC By Ansar Abbasi Sunday, July 11, 2010 http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=29979&Cat=13&dt=7/11/2010

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ISLAMABAD: Law Minister Babar Awan on Monday strongly advised the prime minister to neither amend the blasphemy law nor pardon Aasia Bibi, arguing that the said law containing death penalty for a blasphemer, as interpreted by the Federal Shariat Court, is in consonance with the injunctions of Islam as laid down in Holy Quran and the Sunnah of Holy Prophet (SAW). In a detailed reference, reportedly sent to the prime minister on Monday, the minister also asked for the rejection of Sherry Rehman’s bill seeking amendment in the blasphemy law. He also dispelled the impression that the blasphemy law targets a particular class of society, quoted precedents of several other countries where blasphemy laws do exist, and strongly recommended to the PM, “...the death penalty for blasphemy provided in section 295C of the PPC 1860 is well in accordance with the injunctions of Islam as laid down in the Holy Quran and Sunnah of Holy Prophet (SAW) and NEED NOT BE CHANGED OR AMENDED.” An unsigned copy of the reference as available with The News, which shows that not only the interior ministry had moved the case for pardon of Aasia Bibi, who was convicted of blasphemy by a district court, but another reference was also initiated by the Ministry of Minorities calling for amendment in the blasphemy law. The law minister’s reference shows that behind the scene efforts were afoot not only to amend the blasphemy law but also to seek pardon for Aasia Bibi without letting her appeal to be heard by the superior judiciary. 

He reminded the prime minister that as per the Constitution, Pakistan is an ideological state where the Constitution demands the creation of a society wherein the Muslims shall be enabled to order their lives in the individual and collective spheres in accordance with the teachings and requirements of Islam as set out in the Holy Quran and Sunnah and wherein adequate provision shall be made to safeguard the legitimate interests of minorities and backward and depressed classes. Regarding the pardon for Aasia Bibi as sought by the interior ministry, the law minister said, “The Ministry of Interior is advised to follow the legal course of respecting the principle of re lis-pendens. No action is required by executive authorities as Mst. Aasia Noreen had already sought herself legal remedy under section 410 of the Criminal Procedure Code 1898 by filing an appeal against her conviction...” “So far as the request made to the prime minister by the Ministry of Minorities which is also referred to the Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs Division to look into the reforms of blasphemy legislation as a matter of urgency is concerned, it has no substance. Therefore, no action is recommended.” Citing different examples, the law minister also said that some propaganda-driven minds and agenda-driven individuals give a wrong impression that procedural laws in Pakistan do not meet the international standards of human rights or these laws are not recognisable globally. “This impression is totally baseless and ill-founded.”

Regarding Sherry Rehman’s bill, the law minister wrote, “The present Private Member’s Bill as reported in the press stands verbally withdrawn by the member concerned too......The blasphemy laws as discussed in the preceding paragraphs have already been examined by the Federal Shariat Court under clause (2) of Article 203D. The Federal Shariat Court has already decided that the legislative instrument under question is in accordance with the injunction of Islam and has declared the alternative punishment repugnant to the injunctions of Islam. This decision by virtue of proviso (b) to clause (2) of Article 203D has taken effect already, therefore, in view of the aforesaid resume the Criminal Law (Review of Punishment for Blasphemy) (Amendment) Bill, 2010 moved by Mst Shehrbano Rehman (Sherry Rehman), MNA is liable to be rejected.”


Deobandis says Barelvis are Kaafir - Part - 1

URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXWAQ7gbSiY

In order to dispel what the law minister called “the false propaganda and baseless proposition” that blasphemy law is enacted only in Pakistan and thus it allegedly targets a particular class of people, he listed Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Malta, the Netherland, New Zealand, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, the UAE, United Kingdom, Yemen and United States as amongst those countries where blasphemy laws do exist. He also quoted a number of blasphemy cases decided in these countries. Rejecting the propaganda that the law has been used to target many, he narrated the fact:

Deobandis says Barelvis are Kaafir - Part - 2

URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxPluNViVlk&feature=related

“Pakistan being a very responsible state was capable of creating such lego-constitutional mechanism of trials, appeals and constitutional and other procedural remedies that even since 1986 till date, reportedly, no execution has taken place under this law so far. This fact is an ample proof alone of safeguards embodied in the entrenched judicial practices in this country.” REFERENCE: Awan advises against amending blasphemy law, pardoning Aasia By Ansar Abbasi Tuesday, February 08, 2011 http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=3853&Cat=13&dt=2/8/2011 

Tuesday, February 08, 2011, Rabi-ul-Awwal 04, 1432 A.H
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http://www.pakistanileaders.com.pk/mainPhotos/Ansar-Abbasi_220.jpgISLAMABAD: Like a minister of the Musharraf cabinet, a high profile PPP minister has also been found holding a doctorate degree issued by a fake US university declared to be ‘fraud’ by an authentic US organisation and fined by a US court.  Although Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan told The News his degree was valid, every body else says it was fake and was wrongfully awarded by a university that was never accredited for such degree programmes and was shut down in 2000 for being fraud. The United States Educational Foundation (USEF) in Pakistan confirmed that the said University was never allowed to offer degree programmes, including Ph.D. “It was a fraud,” the USEF Pakistan wrote to this correspondent on Monday. The minister, who admitted to have got his Ph.D degree from the University of Monticello USA in 1997-98 through its distant learning programme (correspondence course), however, insisted that his Ph.D was valid. But the USEF Pakistan is of the view that the “fraud” university was closed down in the year 2000 and was also fined US$1.7 million for befooling innumerable international aspirants of different degree programmes. The Foundation also disclosed that a court in Hawaii had also directed the university management to return all the tuition fees of the students, who had enrolled with the institute. Acting spokesperson of the US embassy in Islamabad Mr Wes Robertson when approached said that the USEF Pakistan is an organisational set-up to promote opportunities and assist students intended to study in Pakistan and vice versa. “It (USEF Pakistan) gives accurate and credible information,” Robertson categorically said. To a question if there exists any university in the US in the name of Monticello, the USEF Pakistan said: “The closest that any university comes to that name is University of Arkansas, which is in the town of Monticello. There was an unaccredited institute named Monticello University but it was closed down.”


The Foundation also referred to two web links -

http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/stories/2000/05/29/focus1.html

http://hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/ocp/udgi/lawsuits/monticello/

- which give details of how the university defrauded international students and also give details of the ruling of a court in Hawaii in a lawsuit filed against the University. One of the links tells the tale of a student of history and law, Todd Rebillot, who said that he had found the university on the Internet, which looked professionally prepared. “I accepted that at face value and felt confident that (the school) could provide me with an education and the degree I was looking for.” It was not until the Wisconsin resident had paid more than $3000, saw the school’s address changed three times and was given the run-around by school administrators that he finally grew suspicious. “When I started asking questions, then they [the school] began skirting the issue. I wasn’t getting straight answers,” Rebillot said.

Soon afterwards Rebillot was convinced that he had been scammed. Others apparently had come to the same conclusion. Babar Awan was one of those who were caught in the fraud but he was given a degree after which he started writing the title of ‘Dr’ before his name. This may not be valid now. In April 2000, Monticello University operator Leslie Snell was found guilty in Hawaii and Kansas of issuing invalid degrees without state authority and was fined in excess of $1.7 million. The organisation was ordered to refund tuition to all the students. Whether Dr Awan received his money back is not known. Despite all this evidence, Babar Awan insists that it is incorrect that the Monticello University was unaccredited and that the Ph.D degree he was awarded is fake. Awan, who also delivers regular lectures on Quran and Islam on a television channel, said that he got to know about the university through an advertisement in the international Times magazine and also reconfirmed the standing of the institution from his acquaintances in the United States. The minister said that he was awarded the Ph.D degree through the university’s distant learning programme and because of his (Awan’s) experience and research work.

He recollected that when he was awarded the Ph.D degree, the news of his becoming doctorate also appeared in certain newspapers. He said that during those days he was defending Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto in the SGS reference before an accountability court comprising Justice Qayyum and Justice Najmul Hasan. Besides the newspaper record, he said he still has the fee vouchers that he had paid to the Monticello University and sent through proper banking and financial channels. “There was absolutely no question of fraud at that time when I got the degree from the said university,” the minister said. Babar Awan, who is known for oratory skills, however, perhaps does not know that the University that awarded him the Ph.D degree was never authorised to do so and that he had been fooled along with many other international students. REFERENCE: Babar Awan declares his American doctorate degree valid Ansar Abbasi Wednesday, November 12, 2008 http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=146175&Cat=2&dt=11/12/2008

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Ansar AbbasiAnsar Abbasi’s column of 26 November is a curious piece of work. He begins by reporting some statements of Law Minister Babar Awan about repeal of the blasphemy law. According to Ansar Abbasi, the esteemed minister has said that he opposed repeal of the law and that no one should think of repealing it while he is in office. Abbasi then observes that this is a difference in opinion between Babar Awan and Salmaan Taseer, the latter favouring release of Asia Masih – the Christian woman who was recently sentenced under the controversial law. Because these two politicians of the same political party disagree on the issue, Ansar Abbasi claims that “it shows serious cracks within the ruling elite about its policy on the blasphemy law.”

This was the first item that raised my eyebrows. Actually, two officials having a disagreement on an issue is quite common, is it not? Especially when these two men are not even part of the same government – Babar Awan is a federal minister and Salmaan Taseer is a provincial governor – how is it some evidence of cracks within ‘the ruling elite’? And who exactly does Abbasi mean when he says ‘ruling elite’? Surely Mian Nawaz Sharif and Altaf Hussain must be considered members of the ‘ruling elite’ and they disagree with President Zardari and each other seemingly every day! It seems that Ansar Abbasi has thrown in this bit of his opinion in order to take a swipe at the governing political party and not due to any substance.

This possibility is made even more probable once the reader continues through the final paragraphs of Ansar Abbasi’s column. Here, he deviates from the topic of Babar Awan’s statements and begins listing a series of accusations against the minister as if to soil his name only. Ansar Abbasi mentions Harris Steel Mill case and Monticello University, neither of which have anything to do with the blasphemy law. He then goes on to say, “Babar Awan is also generally believed as the man responsible for the government’s confrontational mode with the judiciary.” Really? This is ‘generally believed’? And what evidence does Ansar Abbasi base this claim on? Has he done some polling of the nation? And even if it were true, what would it have to do with the blasphemy law? Perhaps this is only another instance of Ansar Abbasi being both source and reporter. The statements of a minister on a controversial law such as the blasphemy laws adopted under General Zia are important news items to be reported. The people should be aware of what their government officials are saying on important topics. But Ansar Abbasi’s practise of infusing his own opinions and adding paragraphs about unrelated scandals reeks of political opportunism, not journalism. Please, Mr Ansar Abbasi, stick to the facts. Blasphemy and Opportunism http://pakistanmediawatch.com/2010/11/27/blasphemy-and-opportunism/ 

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http://www.pakistanileaders.com.pk/mainPhotos/Ansar-Abbasi_220.jpgISLAMABAD: In a major development Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday approved his law minister’s recommendations to kill both the Minority Ministry’s proposal to amend the blasphemy laws and Interior Ministry’s initiative seeking pardon for Aasia Bibi. Under the signature of Khushnood Akhtar Lashari, Principal Secretary to the prime minister, the PM’s Secretariat Tuesday issued the order, which reads as: “The prime minister has been pleased to approve the proposals contained in the subject note of minister for law, justice & parliamentary affairs. Ministries concerned are being conveyed necessary directions on actionable proposals, copies of which are being endorsed to you (ministries) separately.” Law Minister Babar Awan while talking to The News also confirmed that his proposals have been endorsed by the prime minister, who has agreed to reject the proposal for amendment in the blasphemy law besides returning the Interior Ministry’s proposal seeking pardon for Aasia Bibi while her appeal is pending against her conviction before the Lahore High Court (LHC).


Kamran Khan and Jang Group "Expose" Ansar Abbasi's Hero Dr. Babar Awan



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Regarding the pardon for Aasia Bibi as sought by the Interior Ministry, Babar Awan wrote to the PM: “The Ministry of Interior is advised to follow the legal course of respecting the principle of re lis-pendens. No action is required by executive authorities as Mst Aasia Noreen had already sought herself legal remedy under section 410 of the Criminal Procedure Code 1898 by filing an appeal against her conviction.” In respect to the Ministry of Minorities’ reference seeking amendment in the blasphemy laws, the prime minister was advised, “So far as the request made to the prime minister of Pakistan by the Ministry of Minorities which is also referred to the Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs Division to look into the reforms of blasphemy legislation as a matter of urgency is concerned, it has no substance. Therefore, no action is recommended.”



The law minister, in his note, had also asked for the rejection of Shehrbano Rehman’s (Sherry Rehman) bill, seeking amendment in the blasphemy law. The note in Shehrbano’s case had recommended, “The present private member’s bill as reported in the press stands verbally withdrawn by the member concerned too......The blasphemy law as discussed in the preceding paragraphs have already been examined by the Federal Shariat Court under clause (2) of Article 203D, Federal Shariat Court has already decided that the legislative instrument under question is in accordance with the injunctions of Islam and has declared the alternative punishment repugnant to the injunctions of Islam. This decision by virtue of proviso (b) to clause (2) of Article 203D has taken effect already, therefore, in view of the aforesaid resume the Criminal Law (Review of Punishment for Blasphemy) (Amendment) Bill, 2010 moved by Shehrbano Rehman (Sherry Rehman), MNA is liable to be rejected.”

The approved note of the law minister had concluded that the death penalty for blasphemy as provided in section 295C of the PPC 1860 is well in accordance with the injunctions of Islam as laid down in the Holy Quran and Sunnah of Holy Prophet (SAW) and “NEED NOT TO BE CHANGED OR AMENDED”. The approved note while citing different examples also said that some propaganda driven minds and agenda driven individuals give a wrong impression that procedural laws in Pakistan do not meet the international standards of human rights or these laws are not recognisable globally. “This impression is totally baseless and ill-founded.” REFERENCE: PM kills blasphemy law changes, pardon to Aasia Bibi By Ansar Abbasi Wednesday, February 09, 2011  http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-3878-PM-kills-blasphemy-law-changes-pardon-to-Aasia-Bibi

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