Sherry files review plea against SC order in blasphemy case
02 February, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against its January 17 order to Multan city police officer (CPO) for deciding an application regarding the registration of blasphemy case against her, according to the law.
Senior counsel Makhdoom Ali Khan has filed the review petition on behalf Sherry Rehman, pleading that the court had passed the order without hearing his client's point of view in this case. It has also been learnt that three other senior lawyers, Salman Akram Raja, Abid Minto and Kamal Azfar, have also filed review petitions in the case.
It must be noted that Muhammad Faheem Akhtar Gill had filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against a Lahore High Court, Multan Bench, decision that it has no jurisdiction in the case, and has prayed that the Punjab Police be directed to register a criminal case against Sherry Rehman under Section 295C of Pakistan Penal Code. He made Multan district and sessions judge, Multan CCPO, an SHO and Sherry Rehman respondents.
According to the applicant, Sherry Rehman had in a talk show on a private TV channel on November 30, 2010, outraged the religious feelings of Muslims with deliberate and malicious intent.