Although the Pakistani government officially reiterates their decision that Bibi is free to leave the country, they are working to pressure her not to speak ill of Pakistan, the country in which she was falsely accused of blasphemy against Muhammad, sentenced to death for it, imprisoned on death row for nearly a decade, vindicated in court, threatened with murder by indignant Muslim radicals, prevented from seeking asylum, and now prevented from rightfully evacuating for her own safety.
“Even though the government says she can leave, the army has all the power in this case,” the Daily Mail's source added. “They are in control of her. They are fearful about getting a negative press if she speaks out about her experiences – but they will get an even worse press if she dies in protective custody.”
According to Faithwire, British officials recently received confirmation from the Pakistani government "that Asia Bibi is free to make her own decisions and to leave Pakistan,” but in reality, this poor woman is still every bit a prisoner.
At this time, Asia and her husband, Ashiq Masih, are still in Pakistan with no end in sight to their unlawful detention.