Pak Parliament, not PPP, to decide Blasphemy Law: Jehangir Badr

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Lahore, Nov 28 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party is not taking any decision to amend Section 295-C of the Blasphemy Law, since it is the Parliament's job.

The party will accept any decision that it takes in this regard, PPP Secretary General Jehangir Badr has said.

"The PPP strongly believes in supremacy of the Parliament and will allow the legislature to do its job in this regard," The News quoted Badr, as saying, while addressing a press conference at Lahore Press Club on Saturday.

He, however said the PPP was reviewing the issue of Section 295-C as well as the blasphemy case against Asia Bibi, the Pakistani-Christian woman sentenced to death by a district judge.

When asked, Badr expressed complete ignorance of the purpose of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer's visit to Aasia in Sheikhupura District Jail, saying he had no idea why the governor met her.

He said he had no responsibility to explain the actions of Taseer, since the latter did not hold any party office, and advised media persons to directly ask the governor about the purpose of his visit to the 45 year-old mother of five. (ANI)

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