Violence after Asia’s acquittal: SC orders compensation payment within a month

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LAHORE : The Supreme Court (SC) Saturday directed the federal and provincial governments to compensate the victims of violence erupted after acquittal of the Asia Bibi by the apex court in blasphemy case.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar, heading a two-member bench of the apex court at Lahore registry, remarked that the government had no plans to compensate the losses suffered during protest demonstrations by the religious parties.
The chief justice said that reports have been submitted, but when the payment would be made. Advocate general Punjab informed the court that the provincial cabinet has approved the estimated RS262 million compensation. The section officer of the home department informed that court that the payment would be started this month.
The chief justice ordered that all the payments should be made within a month and report should be submitted in the court.


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