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Asia Bibi's daughter begs for mother to be allowed to join them

Sun 10 Mar 2019
By Cara Bentley

Eisham Ashiq has said she speaks to her Mum often on the phone from Canada, saying: "Have faith in God". 

Asia Bibi was moved to a safe house in Karachi in Pakistan after her acquittal was upheld by the country's Supreme Court last month but is reportedly experiencing very low blood pressure.

Despite being released after nine years on death row, with protests calling for her execution, and a petititon for a reconsideration rejected she has not been able to join her family in Canada and is thought to be being denied medial care. 

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, Asia's 18 year old daughter Eisham said: "I am missing her so much, I think about her all the time and I speak to her on the phone all the time. I say to her, 'Have faith in God, because if God can release you from jail, God can release you from where you are now. He will bring you out.'"

Ms Bibi was accused of insulting the Islamic prophet Mohammad after a row involving a group of Muslim women over the use of a water cup. She always denied any wrongdoing.

Her family travelled around the world making her case (shown in Premier studios pictured above) and were then granted asylum in Canada, where it is thought Asia Bibi will be able to join them when she is allowed to leave Pakistan. 

Last month, The Times reported that she is being stopped from completing her asylum paperwork while authorities put pressure on her to refrain from criticising Pakistan during media appearances once she leaves.

Eisham said: "When she comes, I will hug and kiss her and that day will be a very special day when my mummy arrives, and I know I will be very happy and will thank God before anything else".

She said if she were to speak to the Prime Minister of pakistan she would say: "I would like to tell him to think about us and release my mother. We love Pakistan very much, and my mummy will never speak against Pakistan as she loves it too."

"At the moment she has security but she could face problems any moment, any time, and it could happen very quickly,’ Eisham said.

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