After the Supreme Court of Pakistan on October 31st took a historical decision in a high profile case against Asia Bibi and acquitted her, a number of Pakistani celebs took to Twitter to opine.
Actress Mahira Khan leads the way wishing that the law of humanity prevails forever in the country. The actress faced serious backlash on her tweet, but we appreciate that she stood her ground and didn’t delete her post.
May we always be ruled by the law of humanity. Pakistan Zindabad #AasiaBibi
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) October 31, 2018
Cake actress, Sanam Saeed expressed that we are finally taking baby steps towards the greater good.
— Sanam Saeed (@sanammodysaeed) October 31, 2018
Actor and director Sarmad Khoosat, who has recently worked with Justice Pakistan Project in a live broadcast against death sentence, called it a ‘blessed morning’.
A blessed morning ❤️#AasiaBibi
— Sarmad Khoosat (@KhoosatSarmad) October 31, 2018
Actor Ali Rehman Khan was delighted that justice was delayed but not denied in this case.
It’s been a long time coming. We finally see a day when justice is served! #AsiaBIbi is finally free!
— Ali Rehman Khan (@alirehmankhan) October 31, 2018
The JPNA 2 star Mawra Hocane, who is a lawyer as well, raised a question about the rights of minorities in our country. She called the decision not just kind, but also a right one.
If you don’t protect the white of the flag, how would the green ever flutter ? #AsiaBibi Today we stand free as a nation, it was not just a kind decision but a right one. Moments like these make me proud to be a law student, but more importantly a very proud Pakistani 🇵🇰 👏🏻👏🏻
— MAWRA HOCANE (@MawraHocane) November 1, 2018
Mawra’s brother-in-law and singer Farhan Saeed also requested Prime Minister Imran Khan to held hatemongers accountable for their actions in this time of crises.
These so called protestors who are blocking the roads, burning the trees, cars, bikes of other people should be identified and their every asset should be burned down too! DO NOT play with our home! This isn't the same Pakistan! @ImranKhanPTI do not let them get away this time!
— Farhan Saeed (@farhan_saeed) November 1, 2018
Mansha Pasha also gave her two cents about the judgment.
Fortunate to give a talk on Women Empowerment at NED Uni, on the day of acquittal of #AsiaBibi .
Reminded the girls of the power of their own decisions, in a society where you are told that you are incapable of making decisions and that others will make your decisions for you.
— manshapasha (@manshapasha) October 31, 2018
Veteran actress Samina Peerzada was of the opinion that it is an act of divine justice.
Angels are smiling Today. Insaf zindabad. Pakistan paindabad.
— Samina Peerzada (@SaminaSays) October 31, 2018
Hareem Farooq commented how the ruling ensured justice after a long wait.
#AasiaBibi freed after 9 years! Justice and sanity prevails in Pakistan 🙌🏼
— Hareem ‘Dania’ Farooq (@FarooqHareem) October 31, 2018
Although almost all of these tweets were bombarded with adverse reactions and threats, but kudos to the members of media industry who did not bat an eye and maintained their stance in the face of opposition.
Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five, was on death row since 2010. She was accused of committing blasphemy in 2009. A trial court had found her guilty of the crime and awarded her the death penalty. Later the Lahore High Court upheld the sentence. As a last resort, her lawyers approached the Supreme Court (SC), seeking repeal of her sentence.