Asia Bibi’s Family Begs for Help as They Are Trapped in Pakistan With Wife & Mother Still Jailed

The family of Asia Bibi has begged the international community for help, saying they have “nothing to eat” as they remain trapped in Pakistan, along with the Christian mother of five.

“Help us get out of Pakistan. We are extremely worried because our lives are in danger. We no longer have even anything to eat, because we cannot leave the house to buy food,” Bibi’s husband, Ashiq Masih, told Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need.

As AFP reported that Bibi, who was acquitted last week by the Pakistani Supreme Court after eight years on death row on charges of blasphemy, remained in prison on Wednesday.

Islamic hardliners have been protesting against her release, forcing Prime Minister Imran Khan to agree to a review of her case, which could block her from leaving the country.

“Asia Bibi is in Multan jail and has not been released yet. We have not received orders to release her so far,” said Zawar Hussain Warraich, minister for prisons in Punjab province.

“Normally we receive orders in two days after court judgement and if relatives and lawyers of a prisoner are very active, they can bring it even within a day. But as far as Asia Bibi is concerned, it has not happened yet,” Warraich added.

“[The] Supreme Court should issue a directive to send us her release orders. We will release her as soon as we get it.”

Saif ul-Malook, Asia Bibi’s defense lawyer, was forced to flee Pakistan in fear for his life following the ruling.

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Source: Christian Post