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Asia Bibi case: Over 90 members of hardline groups held in Pakistan for protesting court's decision to uphold blasphemy acquittal
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Asia Bibi case: Over 90 members of hardline groups held in Pakistan for protesting court's decision to uphold blasphemy acquittal

Asia Bibi, 47, is finally a free woman after all the legal impediments in her way came to an end on Tuesday, when the apex court threw out a petition seeking to review its verdict of acquitting the victim of a blasphemy charge

Asylum application filed for Asia Bibi in Netherlands a day after Pakistan dispels rumours of her leaving country
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Asylum application filed for Asia Bibi in Netherlands a day after Pakistan dispels rumours of her leaving country

Asia's lawyer, Saif-ul-Mulook, who himself fled from Pakistan to the Netherlands, earlier this week told CNN that the application, filed for Asia, her husband and their two children, has been submitted to the authorities. The lawyer had fled to the European nation following threats to his life.

Pakistan authorities say reports of Asia Bibi leaving Pakistan 'fake news'; Information minister urges media to 'act responsibly'
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Pakistan authorities say reports of Asia Bibi leaving Pakistan 'fake news'; Information minister urges media to 'act responsibly'

Pakistani authorities on Thursday rejected as "fake news" reports that Asia Bibi who was released from a jail a week after the Supreme Court overturned her conviction and death sentence for blasphemy has left for the Netherlands

Asia Bibi released from jail after blasphemy death sentence reversed; sent to secure location amid fear of attack
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Asia Bibi released from jail after blasphemy death sentence reversed; sent to secure location amid fear of attack

Asia Bibi, 53, was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 over allegations she made derogatory remarks about Islam after neighbours objected to her drinking water from their glass because she was not Muslim. She always denied having committed blasphemy.

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi's lawyer flees country, requests government to protect his family
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Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi's lawyer flees country, requests government to protect his family

Saiful Malook claimed that he was facing life threats from sections of lawyers and it was difficult for him to practice in the prevailing situation

Islamist group Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan calls off protests against Asia Bibi's acquittal; apologises for 'inconveniencing without reason'
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Islamist group Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan calls off protests against Asia Bibi's acquittal; apologises for 'inconveniencing without reason'

The announcement comes after the TLP and the government reached an agreement to conclude the latter's nationwide protests, with the government promising to immediately initiate a legal process to place Asia Bibi's name on the Exit Control List (ECL).

Asia Bibi acquittal: Pakistan Army asks radical Islamists to end protest peacefully so it can avoid use of force
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Asia Bibi acquittal: Pakistan Army asks radical Islamists to end protest peacefully so it can avoid use of force

Pakistan Army on Friday warned hundreds of radical Islamists hardliners not to test their "patience" and asked them to end the standoff peacefully to avoid the use of force as the mass protests against the acquittal of a Christian woman for blasphemy entered its third day.

Asia Bibi likely to be flown out of Pakistan amid death threats after being acquitted in blasphemy case
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Asia Bibi likely to be flown out of Pakistan amid death threats after being acquitted in blasphemy case

Asia Bibi, a 47-year-old mother of four, was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting Islam in a row with her neighbours. She always maintained her innocence, but has spent most of the past eight years in solitary confinement.

Blasphemy serious offence, but insult of Asia Bibi's religion and fabricating crime also blasphemous: Pakistan Supreme Court
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Blasphemy serious offence, but insult of Asia Bibi's religion and fabricating crime also blasphemous: Pakistan Supreme Court

The 56-page detailed judgement on Asia Bibi has been authored by CJP Mian Saqib Nisar, also comprises a separate concurrent opinion note from Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.

Asia Bibi blasphemy case: PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari asks Pakistan's national institutions to stand with SC
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Asia Bibi blasphemy case: PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari asks Pakistan's national institutions to stand with SC

Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari is the first chief of political party in Pakistan to stand with the Supreme Court decision. Also, PPP members Sherry Rehman and Farhatullah Babar had earlier hailed the verdict.

Asia Bibi blasphemy case: Imran Khan warns protesters not to 'confront State' as Pakistan erupts in violence
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Asia Bibi blasphemy case: Imran Khan warns protesters not to 'confront State' as Pakistan erupts in violence

Imran Khan said he had been "compelled" to communicate with the nation due to the reaction given and the language used to respond to the Asia Bibi verdict by the Supreme Court.