Com­pen­sate riot vic­tims in a month: Pak SC

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD - AGEN­CIES \

Pakistan's SC has di­rected the fed­eral and pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments to com­pen­sate within a month all those who suf­fered losses dur­ing the vi­o­lent protests by rad­i­cal Is­lamist par­ties fol­low­ing the ac­quit­tal of Chris­tian woman Aa­sia Bibi in a blas­phemy case.

The court in Oc­to­ber over­turned the con­vic­tion of the 47-year-old mother on death row for eight years for blas­phemy, in a ver­dict that sparked na­tion­wide protests, death threats from hard­line groups and cheers from hu­man rights ad­vo­cates.

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