A group of Muslim lawyers blocking justice in killer Mumtaz Qadri case
Karachi; February 3, 2015. (PCP) Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC has strongly condemned a group of Muslim lawyer’s fraternity who gather on hearing dates of killer Mumtaz Qadri in Islamabad High Court during his appeal against his death sentence to press upon judges to free a killer who committed murder of former Governor Punjab Salman Taseer in front of his fellow police guards and publically admitted his heinous crime as Islamic duty to kill blasphemer on meeting a blasphemy accused Christian woman Asia Bibi in jail.
Mumtaz Qadri, a police guard on official duty to protect Governor Punjab Salman Tasee in Islamabad on 4 January 2011, sprayed bullets from his gun and murdered him before other body guards.
The rose petals were offered to killer Mumtaz Qadri when he first appeared in court after murder by large number of Muslim lawyers like a hero treatment with kisses and hugs.
The Chief Justice of Lahore High Court Justice Khawaja Sharif announced to head legal team of Mumtaz Qadri when he was sentence to death by lower courts.
The crime of Governor Salman Taseer was that he went in Sheikhupura District jail to visit Christian mother Asia Bibi who was sentenced to death on accusation of blasphemy in 2009. Governor Salman Taseer was termed as blasphemer on meeting Asia Bibi in jail and calling blasphemy laws as un-Islamic law in his public comments.
Dr. Nazir Bhatti said that it’s shameful that a group of lawyer and former CJ of LHC are putting pressure on IHC Division Bench to release a killer who committed heinous crime and justified his action before millions of media viewers.
“I am surprised that lawyers who are condemning 21st Amendment in constitution in their conventions but silent on protests of a group of lawyers in Islamabad High Courts to pressure judges to release a killer” said Nazir Bhatti
Nazir Bhatti added “It seems as government of Pakistan have paved way for release of killer Mumtaz Qadri by hiding his case files”
PCC Chief urged government to stop lawyers from gathering in court room during hearing of killer Mumtaz Qadri or hold his hearing in prison.
Dr. Nazir Bhatti feared that killing of Christians and Ahmadiyyia community members who will be accused of blasphemy will rise outside courts by hands of radical Muslims if courts freed killer Mumtaz Qadri when incidents of burning alive of Christian couple and murder of Ahmadiyyia members in jails and police lockups by police officers have happened;