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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 219807, tabled on 6 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Pakistan about the case of Aasia Bibi; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

9 January 2015

On 5 December my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), stressed our concerns about Pakistan’s blasphemy law with Prime Minister Sharif. I also raised our concerns and Ms Bibi’s case with the Pakistan High Commissioner on 28 October. We hope the verdict will be overturned on appeal and will continue to raise our concerns about this and similar cases.

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