High Court began proceedings, only to postpone Asia Bibi’s trial against her death sentence. Next date for case’s trail might be stated today. Expectant, Asia Bibi’s defensive lawyers’ optimist to see her walk free to her family soon. Though fundamentalist groups carry on threats. A priest from Lahore commented on the event; “the situation in Pakistan is getting worse by the day, not only for minorities, but especially for women and girls.”
Judges of Lahore High Court Sardar Tariq Masood and Abdul Sami Khan adjourned the trail soon after it initiated and arguments unfilled.
Court sources said that a new date for the appeal is expected on Tuesday in this case that has hauled on without any advancement for quite some time.
For copious months, Islamic extremist groups have also been making threats to the judges in order to force them to confirm the death punishment executed by the lower court.
However, Asia Bibi’s lawyers said they have persistent confidence and optimistic that the High Court will soon reverse her conviction and let her free.
In recent days, Pakistani Christians have promoted days of fasting and prayer on behalf of Asia Bibi and Sawan Masih, both of whom are innocent but verdict to death under the notorious “black law of Pakistan”.
Asia Bibi has been on death clamor since November 2010 held under introverted imprisonment on security grounds, has become a icon of the fight against blasphemy.