Pak Supreme Court takes notice of Christian couple murder case

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Pak Supreme Court takes notice of Christian couple murder case
Islamabad, Nov 22: Pakistan Supreme Court today took suo motu notice of brutal killing of a Christian couple near Lahore and asked the government to submit a report within three days.

Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk asked the Punjab government to come with a report about the incident and investigation so far. He also asked the federal government to file its report on the implementation of the June 19 verdict of the Supreme Court regarding protection of minorities' rights.

The court had earlier asked the federal and provincial governments to form a national council for minorities' rights which has so far not been implemented. The court had passed the orders for a national council after rising incidents of violence against minorities.

A mob led by a local cleric had killed and burnt the couple for alleged blasphemy on November 4 in Kot Radha Kishan, some 50 kilometres from Lahore, sparking protest by minorities and locals as well as international condemnation. 

PTI

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