Asia Bibi’s lawyers have made a request to the Pakistani Supreme Court seeking to appoint another judge immediately or a new colleague to hear the case.
The request sent to the Chief Justice comes after yet another postponement of Bibi’s hearing, in which her defence team are appealing her death sentence for apostasy. According to Fides, Bibi’s lawyers are confident that a new date for the hearing will be set sometime within a few weeks.
Meanwhile, the director of the Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement Nasir Saeed, stated that despite the postponement, they are still very hopeful that at the next hearing the charges against the Christian mother of five will be dropped.
Immediately following the Court’s decision to postpone the decision on the issue, demonstrations were held in several parts of the country, including Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad, with Sunni Muslims chanting slogans and carrying signs reading ‘#HangAsia.’
Sources: Christian Today, Asia News
- Ask the Lord to strengthen Asia and give her the patience she needs. Pray she will not give in to disappointment or despair but continue to trust in the Lord and His timing.
- Pray the public anger will be restrained and no harm will come to her, her family or her legal representatives.
- Commit to the Lord the appeal, pray those who hear it will be just, upright and will hear the appeal without any kind of agenda.