With image of Asia Bibi © Aid to the Church in Need
Asia Bibi – the first woman to be sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan – has called on the country’s Prime Minister to help the country’s Christian girls who are abducted, raped and forced to marry their captors.

Talking to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Asia Bibi made a heartfelt appeal to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on behalf of the country’s religious minorities – asking him to intercede in cases where underage girls are abducted, forced to convert and marry against their will.
Responding to the plight of kidnapped Christian girls Huma Younus and Maira Shahbaz, Ms Bibi said: “I know that these girls are being persecuted and I appeal to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, please help our young girls, because none of them should have to suffer like this.”
Asia Bibi’s death penalty conviction for blasphemy was overturned in October 2018 by Pakistan’s Supreme Court, after she had served almost a decade in prison.

She said: “I thank the Holy Father Francis, and also Pope Benedict who interceded for me as well, and I thank ACN and all the other people who prayed for me.”

Speaking to ACN Italy she added: “I am grateful to ACN and to all your benefactors, in Italy and all over the world, for supporting people like me who are persecuted on account of their faith.”

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‘ACN is providing legal and paralegal aid for Christians unjustly held against their will, helping them fight their legal battles and providing for the daily needs of their families.’
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