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Full text of Supreme Court ruling in Asia Bibi case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman condemned to death for blasphemy, ordering her immediate release from prison.

Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, a three-judge bench of the apex court gave this verdict on an appeal filed by the woman challenging her capital punishment.

“The appeal is allowed. She has been acquitted. The judgement of high court as well as trial court is reversed. Her conviction is set aside,” the verdict read.

Here is the full text of the 56-page long verdict given by the bench in the blasphemy case.

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