ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said that only those people who are found guilty of blasphemy through due process should be punished, not the entire communities, Express News reported on Monday.
The chief justice was heading a bench hearing the Joseph Colony suo motu case. During the hearing, the Inspector General (IG) police of Punjab presented a report revealing that the Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore did not visit the site at the time of the incident.
The advocate general Punjab assured the bench that the investigation into the case will be concluded by Friday or Saturday.
The chief justice said that the affected people are still living in camps and every officer is trying to cover up the incident.
Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed said that there are two ways leading towards Joseph Colony and the incident could have been prevented if there were enough police.
The hearing of the case was adjourned till March 25.
More than 150 houses of Christians living in the Joseph Colony were torched by an angry mob on March 9 over alleged blasphemous remarks against Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by Sawan Masih, a 28-year-old Christian sanitation worker.