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Asia Bibi

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL13899, tabled on 20 February 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have requested from the government of Pakistan about the health and well-being of Asia Bibi.

Answered on

5 March 2019

As the Prime Minister has made clear in Parliament, the British Government's primary concern has always been the safety and well-being of Asia Bibi and her family. Pakistan's Foreign Minister Qureshi has publicly affirmed that the Pakistan authorities will continue to do everything necessary to ensure her safety, a point he reaffirmed during my recent meeting with him in Islamabad. The Government of Pakistan has also confirmed that Asia Bibi is free to make her own decisions and to leave Pakistan should she wish to.