All state Institutions must stand by Supreme Court on Aasia Bibi verdict: Bilawal

Published: October 31, 2018
Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Following the top court’s verdict acquitting Aasia Bibi in a blasphemy case, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that all state institutions should back the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Express News reported.

Earlier in the day, the apex court acquitted – the 51-year-old Christian woman accused of blasphemy in 2010 and sentenced to death – and set aside the previous judgment passed by a lower court.

Addressing the media in Islamabad on Wednesday, the PPP leader said, “Extremism is one of the biggest issues faced by Pakistan.”

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He lamented that the National Action Plan (NAP) had been made taking all political parties on board, however, neither the previous government nor this current one has worked to implement the plan.

Speaking on the SC verdict, Bilawal said that the Supreme Court is a state institution, adding, “It is the responsibility of parliament to support it [Supreme Court] whenever it dispenses justice”.

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He added that his party might have its take on judicial activism but it is not possible to run the country with the opposition out on the streets protesting.

The PPP chairman went on to say that the rule of law must remain supreme in the country.

“I’m waiting for the day Pakistan will be run based on laws and not threats,” he added.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Amir
    Oct 31, 2018 - 9:52PM

    he does talk sensibly but his party actions are totally the opposite. Sindh under him is suffering from neglect. Talking boldly and acting coldly does not go hand in handRecommend

  • Aly
    Nov 1, 2018 - 1:35AM

    Glad to read that, atleast someone from the politicians was there, conveying a positive and sensible message to the public. Recommend

  • iqbal malik
    Nov 1, 2018 - 8:06PM

    clans like bhutto and sharif have to disapper from politic before pakistan can progress democraticallyRecommend

  • Ahmad
    Nov 2, 2018 - 10:19AM

    Bilawal’s views are good but unfortunately PPP has lost following all over Pakistan and his words do not carry importance now.Recommend

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