We are ready to sacrifice our lives for Prophet (PBUH): Chief Justice

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday while commenting on Asia Bibi case has said that we are ready to sacrifice our lives for the Prophet (PBUH); however, we cannot punish someone if there is no proof against them.
The top judge’s remarks came as he heard the federal government’s plea regarding the appointment of a new Islamabad inspector general of police (IGP) in light of the current security situation as protests are taking place across the country following the top court’s verdict acquitting Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death over blasphemy allegations.
Justice Saqib Nisar further said that blasphemy was not acceptable to anyone adding that no one’s faith was any less and we did not love the Prophet (PBUH) any less than anyone else.
Referring to the 56-page judgment on Asia Bibi case, Justice Nisar said, “We started the judgment with the Kalma and constantly referred to the Holy Quran.”
“Love does not mean that even if a case cannot be formed we make one. We uphold the Finality of the Prophethood and without it our faith is not complete. We have judges on our benches who are always reciting the Durood Sharif. We published the verdict in Urdu as well so the nation can read it,” he added.
Speaking about the ongoing protests following the top court’s verdict acquitting Asia Bibi, Justice Nisar said, “The state should fulfill its responsibility to maintain peace in the country like the prime minister said last night.”
Meanwhile, the top judge rejected the request of federal government for the appointment of new IG Islamabad and ordered the attorney general to give additional charge to someone else.


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