LHC CJ admits petition against amendment to blasphemy law

By Avik, Gaea News Network
Monday, December 6, 2010

LAHORE (GaeaTimes.com) The Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif on Monday has admitted on having regular hearing a petition that actually called for restraining the government from moving a bill in the National Assembly for amendment of the blasphemy laws. Reportedly, the court has issued a notice to the federal government dated December 23.

The chief justice has denied to the petitioner’s request to restraint the government from moving such a bill in the National Assembly, according to him the federal government’s counsel had informed the court that no such bill has been introduced in the National Assembly.

According to the Sharif’s observation, “In view of this statement no further order is called for at this stage.” Reportedly, the petitioner’s counsel, Aziz Ahmad Malik, had made his submission notifying that the government wanted to introduce a bill in the National Assembly to amend the blasphemy law.

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