Asia Bibi’s lawyer flees Pakistan in fear of death
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Asia Bibi’s lawyer flees Pakistan in fear of death

The lawyer representing a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, has fled Pakistan in fear for his life, a BBC report said.

Asia Bibi was acquitted of blasphemy after eight years on death row due to the argument of the lawyer Saif Mulook's in Pakistan court. But many in Pakistan are calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty following Asia Bibi’s acquittal.

Saif Mulook told news agency AFP that he had to leave so he could continue to represent Asia Bibi, whose conviction was overturned by judges on Wednesday. Officials have since agreed to bar Ms Bibi from leaving Pakistan in order to end violent protests over the ruling. Campaigners blasted the deal as akin to signing her "death warrant".

Asia Bibi was convicted in 2010 of insulting the Prophet Muhammad during a row with neighbours, and many are calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty following her acquittal.Mr Saif Mulook told the BBC earlier this week she would need to move to a Western country for her own safety.