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Asia Bibi’s plight retrains the spotlight on Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law

May 18, 2019 10:24 am

This “black law” has made hundreds rot in jail. It seeks to punish with death individuals who insult the Holy Prophet in “word gesture or innuendo” — it typically targets the minorities in Pakistan.

Stranger in her home

May 10, 2019 12:07 am

Asia Bibi’s flight to Canada speaks of the climate of unfreedom she had to face in Pakistan.

Asia Bibi case: Over 90 members of hardline groups arrested in Pakistan's Punjab

January 30, 2019 5:16 pm

Bibi, 47, is finally a free woman after all the legal impediments in her way came to an end on Tuesday, when the apex court threw out a petition seeking to review its verdict of acquitting the victim of a blasphemy charge.

The Blasphemy Test

November 10, 2018 1:19 am

Pakistan’s apex court has shown guts by acquitting Asia Bibi despite clerics’ anger. A governor of Punjab, Salmaan Taseer, had died at the hands of his own security guard while defending Bibi, who he thought had been framed.

How Asia Bibi went from being the first woman in Pakistan on death row for blasphemy to freedom

November 01, 2018 8:09 pm

After being acquitted of blasphemy by the Pakistan Supreme Court, Asia Bibi walked free Thursday. She had been in solitary confinement for almost 10 years.

'Don't confront state': Pak PM Imran Khan warns hardliners protesting SC verdict acquitting Asia Bibi

November 01, 2018 12:25 pm

Taking a tough stand, Imra Khan warned hardliners not to "confront the State" and refrain from vandalism, while addressing the nation through a video message.

Asia Bibi, on death row for blasphemy since 2010, freed by Pakistan Supreme Court

October 31, 2018 1:32 pm

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar overturned the conviction by the Lahore High Court that had sentenced Asia Bibi, a mother of four, to death in 2010. 

Punjab: At Baba Bakala political rallies, ‘sacrilege’ controversy takes centre stage

August 27, 2018 12:45 am

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal alleged that the link between the Congress party and ‘sarkari’ Jathedars had been exposed during the attack on Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president Manjit Singh GK.

Mashal Khan's murder was 'pre-meditative', no evidence of blasphemy: JIT report

June 04, 2017 10:01 pm

The 13 member committee said that a specific group was not happy with Mashal being vocal about corruption and mismanagement of university administration.

It’s complicated

December 04, 2014 12:37 am

Blasphemy sentences aren’t really proof of a more intolerant Pakistan.


Protests erupt in Pakistan after Supreme Court acquits Christian woman of blasphemy

October 31, 2018 1:31 pm

Eight years after she was sentenced to death for blasphemy, the Pakistan Supreme Court overturned the conviction and ordered Asia Bibi to be freed.