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Asia Bibi Still in Pakistan after Prison Release, Government Says

ISLAMABAD Ė Christian woman Asia Bibi, who was released from prison a day earlier after being acquitted of blasphemy charges, has not fled the country, the Pakistan government said Thursday.

Foreign ministry spokesperson Mohammad Faisal told EFE that Bibi was still in Pakistan, denying rumors that she had already left after the furore caused by her release on Wednesday night from a prison in Multan, where she spent eight years on death row.

Faisal did not provide more details about the woman, whose acquittal on Oct. 31 triggered widespread protests led by the hardline Islamist party Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan.

The TLP wants the Supreme Court to review the verdict. The radical group last week forced the government to agree that Bibi would not be allowed to leave Pakistan and that it would not block a review petition.

TLP spokesperson Ijaz Ashrafi tweeted that no government department had confirmed that Bibi had gone abroad and added that government had assured the party that she would remain in the country until the verdict on the review petition is announced.

On Wednesday, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini announced that his country would help Bibi leave Pakistan.

Last weekend, Bibiís lawyer Saif Mulook left Pakistan in fear of his life after protests against the acquittal paralyzed the country.

Pakistanís harsh anti-blasphemy law was established during British colonial rule to avoid religious clashes. But several changes to the law in the 1980s promoted by the then military dictator, General Zia-ul-Haq, led to its abuse.

 

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