Asia Bibi is now in Islamabad after jail release: Minister claims

Denying reports that Asia Bibi has flown out of the country, Information Minister Punjab, Fayyaz ul Hasan Chauhan, says foreign media reports on the case are totally false, ARY News reported.

‘Asia Bibi is in Pakistan and she’s has gone nowhere,” said the minister while talking to media here. He confirmed that the woman was released from Multan jail and was then flown to Islamabad under tight security.

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He added that if the top court puts Asia Bibi on the Exit Control List (ECL), it will be acceptable to the government. He also mentioned the government agreement [with protesters], saying the review petition will also be filed by the other party against the acquittal of Asia Bibi.

Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal has also denied reports that Asia Bibi had left Pakistan.

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