Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Friday said the Supreme Court’s verdict acquitting Asia Bibi is a legal matter and it is unfortunate that the military is dragged into every issue.

During an interview, the DG ISPR commented on the case of Bibi, a Christian woman who had been sentenced to death on blasphemy charges, and said, “Bibi’s case was being heard in courts for the past 10 years.”

“It is a legal matter and it will be better if the law is allowed to run its course on the matter,” Major General Ghafoor added.

The DG ISPR further said, Religious parties staged protests against the Supreme Court’s verdict.” He added, “Dragging the army into every matter is unfortunate.”

“All Muslims love the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) and there can be no compromise on that,” he asserted. “Islam teaches us peace, forgiveness and love,” he added.

Furthermore, Major General Ghafoor said, “The Pakistan Army is working on eliminating terrorism from the country.”

“Peace will be maintained across the country.”

The Supreme Court on October 31 acquitted Asia Bibi , a Christian woman sentenced to death over blasphemy allegations. Bibi was cleared of all blasphemy charges and the apex court had ordered her immediate release.