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Petition against Sherry admitted by SC

imagesThe Top Court on Thursday accepted for normal hearing a petition filed against Pakistan’s Ambassador towards the United States Sherry Rehman over accusations of carrying out blasphemy. A two-member SC bench comprising Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan directed Multan City Officer (CPO) Amir Zulfiqar to do something in compliance using the law. The petition against Sherry was filed by Faheem Akhtar Gill, a citizen of Multan. A petitioner asked court to order registration of the situation against her for allegedly carrying out blasphemy. The petitioner contended that they had committed blasphemy while speaking on the news channel 2 years ago. In November 2010, Sherry had submitted an invoice in the National Assembly’s Secretariat seeking an end towards the death penalty under the existing blasphemy laws and regulations. Later in Feb 2011, then PM Yousaf Raza Gilani, had unconditionally mentioned the government didn’t have intention to amend the blasphemy law. Based on the petition, after Gilani’s rejection of improving blasphemy law, Sherry had told an overseas news agency that they didn’t have option but to follow your decision following the PM  had eliminated any discussion.