Court admits Blasphemy petition against Sherry Rehman

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court acknowledges on Thursday, a blasphemy case against Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States. The petition claims that Ms Rehman had committed blasphemy while speaking on a news channel two years ago.

The petition was filed by Faheem Akhtar Gill, a citizen of Multan, who appealed to register a case against Rehman for allegedly committing blasphemy.

On Nov 2010, Sherry Rehman had submitted a bill to the National Assembly Secretariat calling an end to the death penalty under the existing blasphemy laws.

Later in Feb 2011, the then prime minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, had clarified there will be no amends to the law.

Blasphemy is a very critical issue in Pakistan where even governor of a major province was gunned down by his own conservative security guard.