On Oct 31 previous year, a five-judge SC bench had reversed the judgements of the Lahore High Court (LHC) and the trial court thus setting aside the conviction and death sentence awarded to Aasia Bibi, who had been accused of committing blasphemy during an argument with a Muslim woman in Sheikhupura in June 2009.
She is now free to join her two daughters in Canada, where they have already been granted asylum in the run-up to the supreme court hearing.
Her conviction was overturned in October, prompting protests from religious hardliners calling for her death and demanding that the government prevent her from leaving the country.
Meanwhile, nations such as Australia, Spain and France are said o have offered sanctuary to Ms Bibi and her family.
Petition reviews are usually settled on the same day they are heard by the court.
Global groups are calling on Western countries to grant Bibi asylum.
"Is this the face of Islam that we want to show to the world?"
The workers had refused to drink from a bucket of water Bibi had touched because she was not Muslim.
The violence stifled debate on Pakistan's draconian blasphemy law, which critics say is often abused and unfairly targets religious minorities.Читайте также: Kelsy Karter Gets Harry Styles' Face Tattooed on Her Cheek
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel tossed out the petition against their decision last October to free Asia Bibi from death row, where she languished for eight years.
Ms Bibi's case attracted headlines around the world previous year and rights group Amnesty International issued a statement calling for her to be allowed to "reunite with her family and seek safety in a country of her choice".
But most of its leaders remain in detention after a government crackdown, and few protesters could be seen at the court in Islamabad, where security appeared as normal.
"She deserves to be murdered according to Shariah", Hafiz Ehtisham Ahmed, an Islamist activist linked to the extremist Red Mosque in Islamabad, told AFP. "If she goes overseas, don't Muslims live there?"
The top court's ruling came after radical Islamic parties filed a last-minute appeal of the acquittal following days of protests, The appeal tried to overturn the ruling and send Bibi back to prison where she would be executed for blasphemy.
Blasphemy against Islam is punishable by death in Pakistan and the mere rumour or accusation that someone has committed blasphemy has in the past led to lynchings.
A trial court had sentenced Bibi to death in November 2010, under section 295-C of Pakistan Penal Code.
Bibi has consistently denied the charges, and her prosecution rallied worldwide rights groups, politicians and religious figures.
Pope Benedict XVI called for her release in 2010, while in 2015 her daughter met his successor Pope Francis.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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