LAHORE: Referring to a Daily Times and few other newspapers report, titled ‘Blasphemy law should remain intact’ published on January 11, former Supreme Court Bar president Aitzaz Ahsan on Tuesday issued a clarification.
The clarification read, “What I had precisely stated was that those who support Section 295-C PPC and oppose any amendment in the law should also ensure that it is adhered to and not violated. I pointed out to the supporters of the blasphemy law that there was a contradiction in their position. On the one hand, they supported 295-C. On the other hand they endorsed its violation by people who take the law into their own hands. Salmaan Taseer’s death proved that precisely those people who support 295-C were making it redundant and dysfunctional. This was illogical on the face of it. If they want to have the 295-C, they must ensure that it is adhered to and people do not go on an extra-judicial killing spree. Any other attribution to me is wrong.”