Asia Bibi’s husband seeks asylum outside Pakistan, fearing violent reprisals after death sentence for blasphemy overturned

The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman at the centre of a divisive blasphemy case has pleaded for international help to leave the country, saying he feared for his family’s safety.
The request by Asia Bibi’s husband Ashiq Masih came a day after he criticised a government deal with hardline Islamists that left her in legal limbo, and called on authorities to protect her.
Bibi – who had been on death row since 2010 on blasphemy charges – was acquitted by the Supreme…