11/23/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Main Saqib Nisar, claimed earlier this week that the Asia Bibi case would be a failure for the Pakistani government if she and her family left Pakistan to seek asylum abroad. The Chief Justice went on to say that Pakistan’s justice system needs reforms to insure swift justice in cases of blasphemy like Bibi’s.
On October 31, Bibi, a Christian woman on death row for almost a decade on a blasphemy conviction, was acquitted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Authoring the opinion, Chief Justice Nisar and the Court found that there was not enough evidence to convict Bibi and sentence her to death.
When asked by Members of the British Parliament about Bibi getting asylum abroad, Chief Justice Nisar said it would be a failure for the Pakistani government. Chief Justice Nisar explained that the Pakistani government is responsible for protecting the lives of its citizens, including Bibi.
Bibi and her family remain in Pakistan at an unknown and secure location. A week after Bibi’s acquittal was announced, the government moved Bibi to this location fearing that she could be killed by fanatics who believe Bibi must be killed for committing blasphemy.
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