Forced Conversion- A Possible Threat To Asia Bibi

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KARACHI: PCC leader anxiously anticipate Asia Bibi forced into conversion of faith whilst urging the Apex Court to spare time for her appeal hearing.

Asia Noreen Bibi
Asia Noreen Bibi

According to Pakistan Christian Post, as learned by an interview with those human right activists who gained access to Asia Bibi’s prison cubicle in District Jail Sheikhupura in 2012. These activists made startling revelation that,” they found Islamic literature in her cell which Asia Bibi told that jail administration have provided her and one woman jail warden talks with her on Islam frequently.”

 

Latter in June 2013, Asia Bibi was transferred to Multan Jail from Sheikhupura jail with no notice to her husband and attorney. The administration stated her transfer was due to security concerns yet her advocates claim,” The transfer of Asia Bibi to Multan jail was to create problems of visitation for her family.”

 

Talking with regard to this, Dr. Nazir Bhatti the Chief of Pakistan Christian Congress said “Higher Courts in Pakistan take Suo-Motto notices every day but have not time to hear appeal of Asia Bibi which creates doubts among Pakistani Christians that there are not any interests in urgent issues of them.”

 

Dr. Nazir Bhatti further said that,” It seems that Punjab administration will brain wash Asia Bibi in Multan jail and force her to accept Islam as her religion and present her in any court for declaration.”

 

He recalled, Asia Bibi is in jail ever since 2009; waiting for her appeal hearing. Yet it is uncertain,” when Pakistani Judges will spare time to listen voice of this voiceless Christian mother of five.”

 

PCC Chief called upon the Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan,” to take note on situation of Asia Bibi in Multan jail and order to hear her pending appeal against her conviction.”

 

Asia Bibi was booked by the police in June 2009, under charges of blasphemy Section 295- B and C of the Pakistan Penal Code, now facing capital punishment; on drinking water in cup of Muslim women when working in farm in her native village Ittan Wali in District Sheikhupura of Punjab province of Pakistan.