ISLAMABAD:Â Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing of Aasia Bibiâ€™s final appeal against her execution in a blasphemy case for an indefinite period.
A three-bench headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar adjourned the hearing for an indefinite period after Justice Iqbal Hameed ur RehmanÂ recused himself from the case. â€œI was a part of the bench that was hearing the case of Salmaan Taseer, and this case is related to that,â€ he told the court, an AFP reporter said. The court did not immediately set a new date for the appeal.
Thousands of security troops had been deployed in the capital as the court readied to hear a final appeal in the case of Asia Bibi, with observers warning of â€œtremendousâ€ repercussions for minorities in deeply conservative Pakistan.