Islamabad: A Pakistani lawyer who fought Aasia Bibi’s case against her conviction for blasphemy on Saturday left the country citing threats to his life after the Supreme Court acquitted the Christian woman.
Saiful Mulook said he needed to stay alive as he had to fight the legal battle for Aasia Bibi adding that in the current scenario, it was not possible for him to stay in Pakistan.
The 62-year-old, who left for Europe, expressed that the outcry in the country was unfortunate but not unexpected.
Expressing that the struggle for justice must continue, the lawyer expressed dismay at the agreement signed between the protesters and government saying the government could not even implement the order of the highest court.
Mr Mulook said the life of Aasia Bibi would be more or less the same, either inside a prison or in solitary confinement for security fears until a decision on the review appeal is made by the apex court.
Aasia Bibi was acquitted in the blasphemy case by the supreme court on Wednesday, following which hundreds of protesters blocked thoroughfares across the country.
However, late on Friday, the Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) announced end to protests after striking a deal with government. A five-point agreement, signed by both parties, said the government would not object to an appeal of the verdict, filed earlier in the Supreme Court and would take measures for placing Aasia Bibi’s name on Exit Control List....