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Asia Bibi happy to be in Canada but ‘very tired’ after blasphemy ordeal, says friend

May 10, 2019

By John Longhurst

When he heard that Asia Bibi — the Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy — was on her way to Canada, Nadeem Bhatti could hardly believe it.

“We had been told three or four times she was going to be leaving, but it never turned out,” said Bhatti, a friend of the family who last spoke to Bibi three days ago.

On Tuesday (May 7), Bibi, whose death sentence was overturned late last year, left Pakistan for her new home in this country.

“She is very happy to be here, but very tired,” he said after having spoken to the family. “She is very glad to be reunited with her daughters.”

The daughters, both in their late teens, arrived in Canada last December while Bibi and her husband, Ashiq Masih, remained behind in Pakistan awaiting permission to leave.

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One comment on “Asia Bibi happy to be in Canada but ‘very tired’ after blasphemy ordeal, says friend”

  • This whole story just makes my skin crawl but if you post any criticism of  islam in Australia you are branded as racist (?) and islamophobic. Watching the crowds in Pakistan demanding her death was abhorrent and hardly a good example of the so called religion of peace. Of course not all muslims are of a similar mind but unfortunately it is obvious that a lot are.


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