Islamabad, Pakistan, Jan 29, 2019 / 05:07 am
A petition to overturn last year's acquittal of blasphemy charges against Catholic wife and mother Asia Bibi was dismissed by Pakistan's Supreme Court Tuesday.
The challenge was dismissed Jan. 29 by a three-member Supreme Court panel led by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.
Bibi, who has been in hiding since shortly following the initial verdict overturning her death sentence late last October, is expected to leave Pakistan if granted asylum abroad, the BBC reports.
The mother-of-five had spent eight years on death row in Pakistan on blasphemy charges after she was accused of making disparaging remarks about the Islamic prophet Muhammad after an argument stemming from a cup of water.