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Blasphemy Convict

SC acquits blasphemy convict after 11 years in jail

ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench of the Supreme Court has let off a blasphemy convict after 11 years of imprisonment on Wednesday. The bench – headed by acting Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa – was hearing a plea filed by the convict who had been awarded life imprisonment by a trial court in Multan on October 2006. Previously, the Lahore High Court had also upheld the verdict against the petitioner. During the hearing, the bench noted that blasphemy allegations have a tendency to make life of an accused miserable as…