The Foreign Office on Thursday (Nov 8) has rejected all reports that Asia Bibi has left Pakistan. FO issued statement in response to viral rumors regarding ‘Asia Bibi’s leaving country’
“Asia Bibi is in Pakistan,” Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said during his weekly press briefing. “There is no truth in reports that Asia Bibi has left the country,” he added.
Asia Bibi, a Pakistani-Christian woman, allegedly involved in Blasphemy case, after spending eight years on death row, has been freed from jail last night, her lawyer said Wednesday night. Some reports say Asia Bibi has boarded a plane but its destination was not known.
“She has been freed,” lawyer Saif-ul-Mulook said in a text message to AFP last night. “I have been told that she is on a plane but nobody knows where she will land.” Earlier, a civil aviation official in Multan said “ a small plane arrived in the city with “a few foreigners and some Pakistanis” on board to fetch Bibi”.
Asia Bibi was acquitted by Supreme court of Pakistan in blasphemy case. Supreme court ordered of her immediate release.
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22 January, 2019