Canadian FM discusses Aasia Bibi case with Qureshi


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Office Tuesday confirmed telephonic contact between Canadian foreign minister and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi a day earlier and spoke about Asia Bibi.
Spokesman for the Foreign Office, Dr Muhammad Faisal tweeted that the Canadian foreign minister during the phone call “appreciated Supreme Court’s courageous decision” acquitting Bibi and the prime minister’s “positive speech”.
“FM Qureshi said that Asia Bibi is our national and Pakistan fully respects her legal rights,” Dr Faisal said while quoting the Pakistani foreign minister.
A day earlier, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that his government was holding talks with Pakistan over potentially offering asylum to Bibi.
“We are in discussions with the Pakistani government,” Trudeau said in an interview with a news agency in Paris, where he was attending a peace conference organised by French President Emmanuel Macron.


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