Prime Minister in talks for Asia Bibi's asylum to Canada

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in talks with Pakistan government to potentially offer asylum to Asia Bibi.

Trudeau told AFP: “There is a delicate domestic context that we respect which is why I don’t want to say any more about that, but I will remind people Canada is a welcoming country.”

The Pakistani Christian was acquitted of blasphemy charges at the beginning of the month, but was forced to stay in jail for her own safety after radical Islamists took to the street in protest. She was finally freed and reunited with her family last week, but is still in Pakistan over fears of more protests breaking out.

 

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