On April 14 Asia Bibi will emanate before the Honorable Mr. Justice Sardar Tariq Massod and Mr. Justice Abdula Sami Khan for final arguments.
Assuming from the recent verdicts made against individuals accused beneath the blasphemy law, it is not looking probable that the verdict against Asia will be promising.
On April 4, a Christian couple from Gojra, Shafaqat Emmanuel, a handicap man, and his illiterate wife Shagufta Kausar, were found convicted of sending a text message offensive to the Prophet Muhammad to the imam of their resident mosque.
They were penalized to death just days subsequently Sawan Masih was convicted with the same verdict for ostensibly offensive and invasive towards the Prophet Muhammad during a discussion with his Muslim friend in Lahore’s Joseph Colony in March 2013.
It is thought the judges were biased and unfair when they were assembling their judgments and did so in force from Islamic extremists.
But in spite of this milieu and a history of alike blasphemy cases against Christians, Asia and CLAAS are still optimistic that the verdict will go on her way.
She has continuously moaned her virtuousness and if the judges’ core their judgments on the facts of her case, rather than political and Islamic extremist pressure, she should be freed.
Director CLAAS UK, Nasir Saeed, is asking the global community and Christians all over the planet to pray for Asia and a progressive conclusion for her situation.
He said: “We are optimistic that justice will prevail and that Asia will be cleared of all charges. However, we need the prayers of the international church and Christian supporters so that the judges can be free of all pressure from Islamic extremists and make a just decision according to the facts, and fearing God. We also need prayers for asia, so that she remains strong in her belief in Christ, and had faith that she will be freed.”