MULTAN: Family of blasphemy convict, Asia Noreen Bibi convey their apprehension as Asia awaits court hearing for an appeal against death sentence.
Asia’s daughters above all are disheartened as they learnt about the news of her transfer from Sheikhupura Jial to Multan Jail. Earlier, Asia Bibi’s husband, Ashiq, visited her in jail. At the time of his visit, “ Asia was sick and receiving treatment from the jail doctor. She complained of a lot of pain in her legs, shoulders and arms,”Ashiq said.
“Take good care for your health and recover soon. The children are worried for you. They are daily praying for your good health and soon release,” said Ashiq in his farewell to Asia Bibi.
Asia Bibi`s daughter Alishba says:
“We are praying and fasting for our mother so that she can be with us, I visit her with my father and each time I meet her, I can’t stop myself and tears pour out. My mother tries to hold my hand through the gaps between the grilled window and says, have faith in the Lord, He will bring me home one day. Every time I hear these words, I cry to the Lord to bring back my mother so that we can be with her again.”
Her youngest daughter says:
“It has been months I have not met my mother, I am scared… I just see her pictures and can’t control my tears. I fear that I will not be able to see my mother in the condition she is in. As I have the pleasant memories of her when she was with us, so I cannot even imagine what she is going through. There are times I even lose all the hope of seeing her ever again, so I want to keep the memories of her smiling and playing with us. If she comes back to us, I will forget this whole thing as a bad dream.”