UK Government Says It is ‘Making Progress’ With Pakistan to Safely Release Asia Bibi

The government has said progress is being made in the case of Asia Bibi and it’s hopeful of a positive outcome.

The Christian mother of five was placed on death row in Pakistan in 2010 after being accused of blasphemy during a row with colleagues.

She was acquitted last year, after criticism from the international community, but is yet to be freed.

Giving an update in Parliament on Tuesday, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: “Making sure that she is safe and has somewhere safe to go is a top priority for this government.

“We have had numerous discussions in private with a Pakistani government about how to progress this.

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SOURCE: Premier, Marcus Jones