Woman at centre of blasphemy row still in Pakistan, says foreign ministry

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who spent 8 years on death row for blasphemy, has been freed from jail and is believed to have already flown out of the city of Multan. (AFP pic)

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ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy has been freed from jail but is still in the country after being flown out of the city of Multan where she was being held, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

Foreign ministry spokesman Muhammad Faisal denied media reports that Asia Bibi had left the country, telling AFP: “She is in Pakistan”.