ISLAMABAD: A session court has adjourned the hearing of bail plea filed by a 14-year-old Christian girl Rimsha till Saturday.
During the hearing today‚ counsel of the complainant challenged the medical report of Rimsha, saying the medical board was not set up on the court orders.
Questions have been raised about girl’s age and whether she is mentally impaired.
The judge said that the hearing would be conducted on Saturday while he seeks clarification on how the report was conducted.
A medical report submitted Tuesday put her age at 14, which makes her a minor. But a lawyer representing the man accusing the girl of burning the Quran challenged the report.
The girl belonging to the Christian community who is said to be suffering from Down’s Syndrome has been held since Aug 16 under the strict blasphemy laws, prompting concern from Western governments, the Vatican and rights groups.