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Government caving in to the pressure; terror and lawlessness in Pakistan mean Asia Bibi needs asylum now!

The daughter of Asia Bibi Esham weeps yesterday as she hears that rioters are demanding the death of her mother and forcing the Government to stop her flying out of the malice that surrounds them. BREAKING NEWS:   Media emanating out of Pakistan today is saying the government has caved in to the demand of violent rioters who have demanded that Asia Bibi  is put on the 'Exit Control List' (ECL)  that would prevent her from fleeing the malice towards her in her homeland (click here)  There will also be no opposition by the government to a review petition filed against the Supreme Court's judgement in the Asia B...

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Militant mob demands Asia Bibi as her family waits for asylum

Caption: Asia Bibi's daughter, Family Guardian, and Asia Bibi's husband with Wilson Chowdhry at a recent event in the UK  As the day of Asia Bibi's release draws nearer the family fear that delays with an asylum application to a western Embassy could result in the heightened risk of Asia Bibi being slain in an extra-judicial killing. Already hundreds of thousands of Pakistani Muslims have taken to the streets to protest against her release and calling for her death. Would Pakistan negotiate with a murderous mob-who-chants: "Hang her!"? Some social media reports within Pakistan this morning went out questioning Imran Khan's resolv...

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BREAKING NEWS: Asia Bibi is to be freed!

Asia Bibi is free! Chief Justice Saqib Nasir has given the order to release her as soon as possible and she has been found not guilty of all charges of blasphemy. The Chief Justice is reported to have said: "Her conviction is set aside and she is to be relieved forthwith." The portions of the 56 page verdict written by Chief Justice highlighting the importance of the presumption of innocence until proven guilty and were released in DAWN and read as follows: "It is a well settled principle of law that one who makes an assertion has to prove it. Thus, the onus rests on the prosecution to prove guilt of the accused beyon...

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Pakistan's special bench to announce Asia Bibi verdict on All Hallows' Eve

The announcement of Asia Bibi's court verdict is set for 9:00am on October 31, 2018. The mother of five has been under threat of the death penalty for trumped up blasphemy charges longer than any other individual and if she is convicted would be the first person executed in Pakistan by the state for such charges.   The President of the European Parliament has warned Pakistan that it is making a 'big mistake' in its treatment of Asia Bibi, a mother-of-five facing execution for blasphemy. President Antonio Tajani raised the case against Bibi during the plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg this week, he said: "I...

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British pop track ‘Free Asia Bibi’ goes viral in Pakistan - thousands call for her death

L-R Ashiq Masih, Cherrie Anderson, Eisham Masih. Within minutes of releasing Free Asia Bibi, a song protesting against the imprisonment of mother of 5 Asia Bibi, the track has gone viral in Pakistan and London band Ooberfuse have been inundated with relentless menacing social media comments calling for Asia’s execution.  Learn more about Asia Bibi Pakistan's most famous blasphemy law victim (here) Largely from Pakistan, the video has had hundreds of thousands of views in a couple of days. Over 300 angry comments denouncing Asia Bibi and calling for her death by hanging under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws have been posted ...

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Militant Islamists demand hanging of Asia Bibi and threaten Christian communities and churches that they will pay if Asia is set free!

Militant Islamists are demanding  the hanging of  Asia Bibi and their rioting is bring the country to a standstill.  Many cities have been targeted with large numbers of rioters in the thousands smashing public buildings and openly inciting the murder of any judges or Government officials who may give freedom to Asia Bibi. While large numbers of Muslims pray for Asia's death and clamour for her blood quite conversely Christians are entering their churches and praying for her freedom.  Millions of Christians have been involved in prayerful fasting and say despite the threat to them they want the ailing mother of five to be se...

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Two brave young women boldly share accounts of Christian persecution in Pakistan at Notre Dame University

L-R Baroness Cox, ACNUK officer, Judy Hutchinson (Director of Student Affairs for Notre Dame University), an Aid to the Church in Need officer, and Hannah Chowdhry BPCA Vounteer. A young Redbridge girl of only 14 yrs slammed the Pakistani Government for failing to protect vulnerable young girls in Pakistan at an event at Notre Dame University, Suffolk Street, London yesterday.  The event was organised by Aid to the Church in Need a Catholic charity that helps Persecuted Christians. During a ten-minute speech at the prestigious university Hannah described the torrid treatment of Pakistani Christians in a nation where intolerance has re...

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The appeal is over, but we must continue to pray for Asia Bibi, the Justices and for Pakistan

Young boys hold signs of encouragement at a BPCA prayer gathering on the anniversary of Asia Bibi's arrest   We must continue to pray for Asia Bibi, the Justices and for Pakistan.  The appeal is over, the arguments made and the Special Bench of the Supreme Court is now in chambers. We do not really know how long it will be before they render their verdict and make their judgement public. They must write it out clearly and lucidly so that even a person with little education will see that it is just. A special three-member bench of the Pakistan Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and J...

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Asia Bibi's fate is sealed after final appeal but the decision is reserved

In breaking news from the Islamabad Supreme Court: The final verdict has been reserved until further notice. The special bench of Pakistan's Supreme Court has ruled on Asia Bibi's death sentence appeal but has yet to render their verdict. Media were left to scrum outside the courtroom as the court heard the final appeal on the most well-known blasphemy case in recent history. Asia Bibi was working in a field with other women and shared water with them. Incensed that an "unclean" Christian had defiled their drinking water they took their complaint to a Imam who admittedly was not present to have her charged with blasphemy. ...

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Asia Bibi death sentence appeal lights up social media: Christians call for prayer while Muslims call for riots

Hang Asia riot image from 2016 After an annoucement that Asia Bibi's Pakistan's most famous blasphemy law victim would have her appeal heard on Monday, Pakistani Christians began praying with hope that Asia Bibi will be released and granted asylum in a western country.  This is despite the concerns they have about rioting and a Muslim backlash a common for of suffering they have endured in the past. They are watching and praying for a peaceful resolution  Meanwhile Christian NGO's are demanding that the Government of Pakistan must provide adequate protection for Asia Bibi, her family and Christian communities country-wide. They fear ...

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