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Supreme Court acquits Asia Bibi, orders immediate release ||Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, accused of blasphemy in June 2009 and sentenced to death a year later || Pakistan -dawn.com

Supreme Court acquits Asia Bibi, orders immediate release

The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman condemned to death on blasphemy charges, after accepting her appeal against her sentence.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel had reserved its ruling on Asia Bibi’s final legal appeal against execution (Asia Bibi v. The State, etc) on October 8.

Follow Dawn.com’s live updates on the protests against the verdict here.

The appeal, accepted by SC in 2015, challenged the Lahore High Court’s October 2014 verdict upholding a trial court’s November 2010 decision sentencing Bibi to death for committing blasphemy in 2009.

“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,” said Justice Nisar in the ruling.

“Her conviction is set aside and she is to be relieved forthwith if not required in other charges,” he added.

The 56-page detailed judgement has been authored by CJP Nisar, with a separate concurrent opinion note from Justice Khosa.

“Tolerance is the basic principle of Islam,” the top judge read out, noting that the religion condemns injustice and oppression.

“It is a well settled principle of law that one who makes an assertion has to prove it. Thus, the onus rests on the prosecution to prove guilt of the accused beyond reasonable doubt throughout the trial,” noted the top judge in the order. “Presumption of innocence remains throughout the case until such time the prosecution on the evidence satisfies the court beyond reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty of the offence alleged against him.

“[…] The expression ‘proof beyond reasonable doubt’ is of fundamental importance to the criminal justice: it is one of the principles which seeks to ensure that no innocent person is convicted.

“Keeping in mind the evidence produced by the prosecution against the alleged blasphemy committed by the appellant, the prosecution has categorically failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt,” concluded the chief justice.

For more details!

https://www.dawn.com/news/1442396

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Awards

Excited to announce that I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award!!! Thanks @libarah @saverango

Thank you so much Libarah for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award!

I am honored! Won’t forget it! you’re awesome!

Rules:

• If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award

• Thank the person who gave you the award

• Include a link to their blog

• Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly

• Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award

• Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself

Seven things about me:

Myself Er. Mukhtar Zahid, B.E (Production) from M.I.T. Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

I am social activist and the President @saverango since 2009.

Father of two children, elder one is my son, Ammar Zahid,studying in 7th Std. and younger one is my doughter, Sarah Zahid, studying in 5th Std.

My wife Razia Sultana, an assistant teacher at a primary school.

I like watching News and TV shows and sometimes old movies!

My birthday is 13th December.

I launched an English Newspaper “Decent Pointer” on 1st January 2010 but unfortunately I couldn’t be able to continue it due to financial problems and stopped its publication after six months of lauch.

I would like to restart my Newspaper in future!

My Nominees:

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Welcome! Please take time to check out the awesome blogs of my nominees!

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I recommend checking out those blogs including

💁 https://liba.home.blog/

They’re all super awesome. And if I forgot to tag you, my deepest apologies. You’re still the awesomest!

Thanks to all of you!!!

Awards

Real Neat Blog Award

I would like to say thanks to Kitty for nominating my blog for the real neat blog award.

The Real Neat Blog Award is given to bloggers who are positive, creative, and inspiring by other bloggers.

Excerpt From Kitty’s Blog –

Late in 2014, I made this new award: the Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I will try to do something about that.

The ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are :

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

The following Seven questions asked to me:

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?

United States and India.

2. What is your favourite sport?

My favorite sport is football because every player is involved during the game.

3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2018?

Memorable moment was the accreditation of @saverango with United Nations- Economic and Social Council. I have been working in @saverango since 2009.

4. What is your favourite quote?

“The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity”- Leo Tolstoy

5. What was your favourite class when still at school?

Final year of Engineering (B. E) will always remain favorite.it was the last class of my College life and I miss it so much.

6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

Philosophy, Social and Religious Studies.

7. What musical instrument have you tried to play?

I tried to play the mouth organ but couldn’t learn.

THANKS!

Thank you so much Kitty! I am honored to be nominated by you for the Real Neat Blog Award!

I had no idea you were considering me for this award, so it comes as a complete surprise. I can only express my sincere thanks!

Follow 💁 https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/

My Nominees:

https://inspirechange27.wordprees.com

https://bonnefile.wordprees.com

https://mytravelcsp.wordprees.com

https://thinkingclearly483645316.wordprees.com

https://superheroes009.wordprees.com

https://currentlyapple.wordprees.com

http://www.daneelyunus.com

http://www.ericalagan.net

http://www.lucid-being.com

http://www.life-of-Kate.blog

http://www.zebrapit.com

Birth Anniversary

185th Birth Anniversary of Alfred Nobel

Alfred Nobel, man of peace was born on this day 21 October 1833 in Stockholm, Sweden.
He was a truly global citizen; he spoke six languages and lived in various countries such as Sweden, Russia, France and Italy.

Quotes

“The greatest enemy of 💡 #knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” -Stephen William Hawking

Hawking wants to say that “knowing nothing is not a major problem it can be solved if you wish to learn without ego but claiming yourself of knowing everything despite knowing nothing leads you to darkness”

It means that failure to grasp the full extent or accurate knowledge of a matter can cause one to prevent for achieving new ideas or discovery.

According to Plato, “the person who knows that he knows nothing is the most kmowledgeble person in the world”.

Event, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty promotes awareness of the need to eradicate poverty worldwide ||Remember 17 October 2018 || #EndPoverty #EndHunger #StandUp4HumanRights

This year on 17 October marks the 25th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Building a sustainable future requires us to intensify our efforts towards eradicating extreme poverty and discrimination, and ensuring that everyone can fully exercise their human rights. The full participation of people living in poverty, particularly in the decisions that affect their lives and communities, must be at the centre of policies and strategies to build a sustainable future. In this way, we can guarantee that our planet and our societies can fulfil the needs and aspirations of everyone – not only those of a privileged few – for this and future generations.

Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making.

Facts and Figures:

High poverty rates are often found in small, fragile and conflict-affected countries.

One in four children under age five in the world has inadequate height for his or her age.

Click here to read more!