Justice Khosa stole the show
As the Supreme Court overturned Asia Bibi’s conviction today, the country’s fallen into a bit of a chaos
While may are lauding the Supreme Court for standing at the right side of history and making a landmark decision of acquitting a falsely accused person, religiously conservative factions are angry at the lost opportunity to carry out the first court mandated execution under Pakistan’s extremely controversial blasphemy law.
The judgment is being hailed as landmark but of particular note is Justice Asif Saeed Khosa’s additional note
Justice Khosa is known to have been part of the Supreme Court benches in other landmark cases, like the case against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s illegal investments – known as the “Panama Case”.
What a judgement.
"Blasphemy is a serious offence but the insult of appellant’s religion & religious sensibilities by complainant party & then mixing truth with falsehood in name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was also not short of being blasphemous." – Justice Khosa.
— Yasmeen Ali (@yasmeen_9) October 31, 2018
Justice Khosa is made of sterner stuff. One can disagree with his Panama judgment but his brilliant judgments on Mumtaz Qadri and now this are just awe inspiring. I humbly tip my hat to this great judge. What a great day for Pakistan.#AsiaBibi
— رحمت اللہ خان (@RuAchakzai) October 31, 2018
Bcs of today's decision, Islam's real definition is cleared.
What SC & Justice Khosa did is what real Islam of Prophet Muhammad SAWW
What TLP goons are doing is Islam of mullahs.
This is the difference. #AasiaBibi
— Shoaib Niazi (@Shoaib_SRK1) October 31, 2018
People are impressed with Justice Khosa’s choice of words, his eloquence and his use of religious and literary references to make his argument
— Blue on Blue (@razzblues) October 31, 2018
Reading detailed SC judgement on Aasia Bibi. https://t.co/kKJ7OiejPF
— Rabia Mehmood – رابعہ (@Rabail26) October 31, 2018
People are celebrating his “guts” and courage in the face of adverse conditions and tough decisions
Justice Khosa is a hard, I mean very hard launda…
Naa Corrupts ki sunta hae, naa libdos ko appease kerta hae, naa fake mulvion se intimidate hota hae, na Govts se darta hae. Islamic references bhee deta hae, western intellectuals ko bhee quote kerta hae….
— PAKonTrack (@RNaumanKhalid) October 31, 2018
Justice Khosa called Sharif Family MAFIA
Justice Khosa Hanged Mumtaz Qadri for murder
Justice Khosa gave verdict to release AasiaBibi
Proud of Justice Khosa be like Justice Khosa
— Zia Ahmad (@XiaAhmad1) October 31, 2018
And they’re certainly looking forward to his tenure as the next Chief Justice of Pakistan
— Zainab Z. Malik (@ZainabQ) October 31, 2018
We are going to have a gem of a CJP in Justice Khosa next year.
— Tammana H. ❤️🇵🇰 (@JiyaJeee) October 31, 2018
Justice Khosa is poised to become Pakistan’s next Chief Justice once the incumbent, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar retires on January 17, 2019 and by the looks of it, many Pakistanis are eagerly waiting for Justice Khosa to take charge of the judiciary.
Did you read the judgment? What are your thoughts on this case?
Cover image via: tribune.com.pk