Asia Bibi cleared from court, has right to travel: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office maintained that Asia Bibi has the right to travel anywhere after the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s verdict absolved her from the blasphemy charges.

The SC rejected a review petition challenging the top court’s decision to acquit Asia Bibi, a peasant Christian woman enmeshed in a years-long blasphemy row.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel tossed out the petition against their decision last October to free Asia Bibi from death row, where she languished for eight years.

FO Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal

“Based on merit, this review petition is dismissed,” Chief Justice Khosa told a hearing at the apex court, which overturned Asia BibiĀ“s death sentence for blasphemy last year.

“You could not point out [even] a single mistake in the Supreme Court’s verdict,” the top judge told the petitioner’s lawyer.

The FO spokesperson, Dr Faisal, said that Bibi can travel inside Pakistan or make a foreign visit as she has been cleared from all charges from the highest court of the law.