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‘Bittersweet’: Asia Bibi To Leave For Canada As Supreme Court Rejects Petition Against Her Acquittal

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday upheld its verdict in Asia Bibi case and rejected a petition filed against her acquittal.

Bibi was set free after spending 8 years in prison on death row in Blasphemy case. The Supreme Court acquitted on in October, leading to countrywide protests by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).

A petition against SC’s verdict was also filed later, but was rejected today.

Petitioner Qari Muhammad Salaam had requested the court to maintain death sentence of Asia Bibi. He is also the person who accused Bibi of blasphemy and filed a case against her.

The court said that the petitioner’s lawyer couldn’t prove anything wrong with the court verdict.

According to The Guardian, Bibi, who was taken to a secret location after October’s verdict, could be flown to Canada within hours. Two of her children are already there.

Twitter lauds Supreme Court for upholding its verdict in Asia Bibi case

‘This finally clears path to her freedom’

This is what Justice Khosa told the petitioner and it’s SAVAGE!

‘A welcome relief’

‘A moment of pride and joy’

‘Bittersweet justice’

After 8 tumultuous years in prison away from her family, Asia Bibi will finally reunite with her children and husband. The only regret here is that it would not happen so in Pakistan.

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Here is hoping Bibi finds happiness and peace in Canada which her home country could not offer.

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