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Foreign office asserts that Asia Bibi has not left Pakistan

Foreign office asserts that Asia Bibi has not left Pakistan

Islamabad, Nov 8 (UNI) The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday rejected news reports that Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, who was acquitted by the Supreme Court last week in a blasphemy case against her, has left the Pakistan.

"There is no truth in reports of her leaving the country, it is fake news," Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said.

Asia Bibi was released from Multan jail on Wednesday night, after the Supreme Court overturned her conviction and death sentence, Dawn reported.

'It has become a norm to publish fake news for sake of headlines,' #Asia Bibi case is sensitive issue, it was extremely irresponsible to publish news of her leaving the country without confirmation. I strongly urge section of media to act responsible," Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry tweeted.

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