Aasia Bibi release: CJP takes notices of country wide protests
ISLAMABAD - Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday took notice of the Aasia Bibi release protests across Pakistan.
As per the media reported, CJP tool notice of the three-day countrywide protests by religious parties over the acquittal of Aasia Bibi in a blasphemy case.
The chief justice directed the federal as well as the provincial governments to assess the damage caused to public and private properties during these protests and submit their respective reports within three days.
He explained the purpose behind his taking cognizance of the protest sit-ins that paralysed the country for three days is to make up for the losses suffered by people owing to destructive activities of the protesters.
The three-day countrywide protests over the acquittal of Aasia Bibi in a blasphemy case ended last week when the federal government reached an agreement with the protesters.
The protests erupted across the country after the Supreme Court acquitted Aasia Bibi of blasphemy charge on Oct 31.