PAKISTAN – Fearing For His Family’s Safety, Asia Bibi’s Husband Pleads for Asylum
CBN | November 4, 2018
Asia Bibi’s acquittal by Pakistan’s Supreme Court on charges of blasphemy last week has sparked numerous protests throughout the Islamic country.
Now her husband, Ashiq Masih, is requesting asylum for their family. He told German broadcaster DW that “he and his family were frightened” after Pakistan’s government brokered a deal with the hardline Tehreek-i-Labaik party (TLP) in order to end protests over Asia Bibi’s acquittal.
“The agreement has sent a shiver down my spine,” Masih said. “My family is frightened, my relatives are frightened and my friends are also frightened.”