The turmoil is finally over, as Aasia Bibi left the country yesterday. After almost a decade of suffering and sacrifices of Salman Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti, Aasia finally got the justice.
She was accused of blasphemy and was sentenced to death Lahore High Court (LHC). However, on October 31 last year, she was acquitted by the Supreme Court of all the blasphemy charges, irking a violent reaction from hardline Islamists.
According to Foreign Office source, Aasia Bibi safely left Pakistan yesterday and will be spending rest of her life in Canada. Further the British-Pakistani Christian Association also confirmed the news of her safe departure. In a notification, it said that they have “received confirmation from a British diplomat that Aasia had safely exited Pakistan”.
Aasia Bibi and family left the country with ‘no resentment’:
In a final video message, Aasia Bibi’s daughter said they are leaving the country with no hard feelings. She particularly thanked Salman Taseer in a video message shared by Shaan Taseer, son of slain governor Punjab.
“With a heavy heart we say goodbye to Pakistan.”
She thanked everyone who stood by Aasia Bibi in the time of need. Her daughter said they are indebted to the blood of Salman Taseer who stood for her and finally Shaan for pursuing their case after him.
“Thank you to everyone who stood by us in our time of need.”
Here is the video message:
— Shaan Taseer (@ShaanTaseer) May 8, 2019
Social media community reacts:
Social media community extended their support to Aasia and family, wishing them a peaceful life ahead. They also said their ‘apology’ for what they had to face.
Stay blessed Asia bibi & Sorry for the unnecessary trouble you had to face in your own country.May Allah keep her happy & prosperous. We are with you
— Mahmoodkashiflone (@Mahmoodkashifl1) May 8, 2019
Godspeed #Aasia I'm sorry for how cruel this country was to you. Although nothing or no one can return to you the years you lost, time you could've spent watching your children grow, being with your parents. I hope you and your family finally get to live happily and in peace
— ali (@aliakberza) May 8, 2019
I salute to the courage of Salmaan Taseer…he was real hero.
— Aqeel Abbas (@aqeel1601) May 9, 2019
Some one show this to that third rate pig Orya just so that he can see what a big heart, absolute class, and sheer grace looks like.
Today, he said that Aasia should have been hanged to make public happy and that the COAS shared his thoughts.
— Dirac (@ZalamSingh) May 8, 2019
Kudos to @ShaanTaseer for his unwavering support to their cause!
— Junaid Siddiqui (@jsiddiqui5) May 8, 2019
Lots of Respect for Late Salman Taseer, he came forward to defend and support Bibi Asiaa when no one else did. ❤️
— Rubab Talpur (@rtalpur) May 8, 2019
Stay blessed and hope no one else face hardships like your family faced in future.
— Emad Uddin (@EmadUdd37903661) May 8, 2019
With so many positive and humanly msgs, I wonder how such things keep happening in our homeland?
— Kirtan Varasia (@KirtanVarasia) May 9, 2019
Wish you all the best as you come to your new safer much much safer home May Allah have mercy on Pakistan and make it true Islamic country a country which safe guards ALL its citizens Ameen
— Tahira Waqar (@WaqarTahira) May 8, 2019
God bless you Shaan Taseer, I have met this family several times and they always spoke very high of you. ❤️
— Naveed Malik (@Naveedmalik1971) May 8, 2019