Politicians demand answers as Pakistan detains Asia Bibi

By The Catholic Universe

A group of politicians has raised concerns that Catholic mother Asia Bibi has not yet left Pakistan and is now being denied access and communication with the country that has offered her asylum.

The politicians, including Catholics Mike Kane, Maria Caulfield, Lord Deben, Mary Glindon, Damian Green and Carol Monaghan, have written to Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, High Commissioner of Pakistan, voicing their concerns, pointing out that the authorities in Pakistan have handled the case in a ‘disgraceful manner’.

They wrote: ‘It is with profound concern that we observe that Asia Bibi remains in Pakistan in what is described as “protective” custody and that she is being denied access to and communication with Canadian diplomats whose country has offered her asylum.’