Islamabad: The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman who was released in a blasphemy case last week by the Supreme Court on Sunday sought refuge from US President Donald Trump.
Aasia Bibi’s husband Ashiq Masih appealed to Trump for refuge, citing danger to family members’ lives. The Supreme Court on October 31 had ordered Bibi’s immediate release stating that blasphemy charges could not be proven against her. The judgment triggered countrywide protests by religious parties, bringing the country to a standstill for three days before the government reached a deal with demonstrators.
“I am requesting the President of the United States to help us exit from Pakistan,” Ashiq Masih, said.
“I also request the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to help us, I also request the Prime Minister of Canada,” he said, while also asking for help on behalf of his brother Jospeh Nadeem who has assisted with Bibi’s case.
The US, British and Canadian High Commissions in Islamabad are yet to respond to a comment on the video. The Tehrik-e-Labbaik Pakistan called off protests.
late on Friday after government reached a deal to initiate legal proceedings to put Bibi on Exit Control List and said it would not object to a review appeal against the verdict which was filed earlier in the SC. On Saturday, Bibi’s lawyer Saiful Mulook, left the country owing to threats to his life....