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Pakistan bows to ‘blasphemy’ protesters, bars Asia from leaving country

Nov 03, 2018 10:58 IST

Amid wide scale protests and violence, Pakistan’s government has signed an agreement with an Islamist group preventing Asia Bibi, who was acquitted in a blasphemy case by the Supreme Court, from leaving the country. The Imran Khan government has also agreed to not oppose a petition to reverse Bibi’s release. Imran Khan had defended the verdict acquitting Bibi and suggested the government would clamp down on protesters which he called ‘enemies of the state’.

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