London, Nov 10 (IECurrentAffairs) The government of the United Kingdom has denied asylum to Asia Bibi, who was acquitted by Pakistan’s Supreme Court on charges of blasphemy after the prosecution failed to prove its case.
IndianExpose has learned that her appeal to Britain for asylum was denied as the country fears for its diplomatic missions abroad for granting residence to the woman who spent 9 years behind bars on charges of blasphemy.
Daily Pakistan reported that Wilson Chowdhry, chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, said two countries offered asylum to the woman but hastened to add that Britain was not one of them.
‘I’ve been lead to believe that the UK government had concerns that her moving to the UK would cause security concerns and unrest among certain sections of the community and would also be a security threat to British embassies abroad which might be targeted by Islamist terrorists,’ Chowdhry said.
He further asserted that Asia and her family, who are still in Pakistan under tight security, have now decided to take up one of the offers for asylum from a western country.