Court cannot punish anyone without proof: CJ

Court cannot punish anyone without proof: CJ

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarked that if a case could not be established against someone then how could the judges punish him in a blasphemy case.

The chief justice remarked this in connection with recent decision of the apex court regarding acquittal of Aasia Bibi in a blasphemy case.
Blasphemy was unacceptable to everyone as it was a part of the faith, he said. The judges who passed the judgment might loved the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) more than those protesting against the decision, he added.

He said that love did not mean that even if a case could not be formed it should be made.
"We uphold the Finality of the Prophethood (PBUH) and without it our faith is incomplete. We published the verdict in Urdu as well so the nation can read it,” the chief justice said.

He said that most of the judges recited Darood-e-Pak all the time while hearing the case, then how people could establish a wrong perception against them.