The appeal case hearing of a Pakistani Christian accused of blasphemy scheduled to be heard by the Lahore High Court.
According to details, an appeal case of a Pakistani Christian namely Sajjad Masih was pending for court hearing with the Lahore High Court. Sarfraz Masih, brother of Sajjad Masih had filed a petition for an early hearing of the appeal case of Sajjad Masih. Lahore High Court will be hearing the appeal case of Christian blasphemy respondent on December 7.
Sajjad was hooked by the police in 2011, and two FIRs were filed against him, in the main, an FIR No. 820/2011 under section 295 C PPC 16 MPO and 25-D Telegraph Act Sajjad was convicted by the court and was awarded a life imprisonment while, another FIR No 80/2012 under section 295 B and C PPC and section 25-D telegraph act was overturned.
28-year-old, Sajjad Masih Gill, resident of district of Pakpatan, Punjab, had been previously sentenced to life imprisonment along with a fine of 200 thousand Rupees by a court in Gojra. He was accused of sending blasphemous text messages from his mobile phone.
However, followed by police investigations, no substantial proof was found against Sajjad Masih which might prove that he actually sent blasphemous text messages from his mobile phone. Moreover, a high up Pakistani Christian lawyer, Javed Chaudhry Sahotra, who followed his case in District and Session Courts Gojra. He expressed hope that Lahore High Court will administer justice to Sajjad Masih.