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'
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
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.
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 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.