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Pakistan Christian Woman Asia Bibi Needs Medical Help in Women's Multan Jail; Unjustly Imprisoned on False Blasphemy Charges

We have received reports the Pakistan Christian woman Asia Bibi has been suffering from intestinal bleeding and is vomiting blood, while she remains imprisoned in Women’s Multan Jail in Punjab.  Asia Bibi was falsely accused of “blasphemy” in 2009 from women who were upset that a Christian woman drank from the same water supply as she did. She is mother of five, and was sentenced to death in 2010, and her appeal is pending in Supreme Court of Pakistan against decision to uphold her death sentence from Lahore High Court. The Pakistan Government must act immediately to deal with her urgent medical condition and her human rights violations. The Supreme Court must also intervene to ensure she is getting medical treatment to respect her legal court appeal.

Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L), along with other human rights groups, urge our fellow human beings to contact the following today to advocate for Asia Bibi’s immediate medical treatment and her release. It is cruel and unusual punishment to allow a prisoner in jail to be suffering from intestinal bleeding without treatment.

Pakistan Christian Woman Asia Bibi Needs Medical Help in Women's Multan Jail; Unjustly Imprisoned on False Blasphemy Charges

Pakistan Christian Woman Asia Bibi Needs Medical Help in Women’s Multan Jail; Unjustly Imprisoned on False Blasphemy Charges

Pakistan is a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) ratified as of June 23, 2010, as well as the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Pakistan has commitment to the international agreement of ICCPR Article 5, which states “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”  Furthermore, Pakistan’s commitment to the ICCPR Article 18, which includes “1. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.”

The deplorable conditions under which Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi is being held, and her lack of medical treatment must be cause for action by the government of Pakistan today.   Such conditions would even be in contempt of Geneva Conventions during war time, let alone for a civilian mother of a 5 year old child.  The Pakistan government must be responsible for such human decency and international law.  We also call again for the Pakistan to release Asia Bibi on her false imprisonment on “blasphemy” charges.

R.E.A.L. urges human rights activists to contact the following individuals on Asia Bibi’s desperate situation.  UPDATE: the email addresses for the Pakistan President, PM, and Supreme Court are now using blocking methods.  R.E.A.L. will update this when we have the fax numbers for them.

Pakistani President (see this link for contacts in the office)
Name: Mamnoon Hussain
Secretary’s Office Name: Mr. Saeed Ali

Pakistan Prime Minister
Name: Mian Nawaz Sharif
Prime Minister House, Islamabad, PAKISTAN
Email:    (email currently being blocked)
Phone: +92 51 920 6111
Fax: +92 51 922 1596
Reported Alternate Email:
Additional Alternate Email:
Facebook Site:

Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister:
Name: Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif
Telephone: 042-99204906-14, 042-99203222-3
Fax: 042-99204915, 042-99203224

Pakistan: Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights
Federal Minister of Law and Human Rights, Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights, Old US Aid building, Ata Turk Avenue; G-5, Islamabad, PAKISTAN
Name: Mr. Pervaiz Rashid
Fax: +92 51 9204108

Governor of Punjab
Governor House, Mall Road, Lahore, Punjab, PAKISTAN
Name: Mr. Rafiq Rajwana
Fax: +92 42 99203044

Mr. Chief Justice of Punjab Province
Lahore High Court, Shahra-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Lahore, PAKISTAN
Tel: +92 42 99212951-66
Fax: +92 42 99212279

Federal Minister for Interior
R Block, Pak Secretariat, Islamabad (Pakistan)
Name: Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan
Tel : 0092-51-9212026
Fax: 0092-51-9202624
Alternate Email:

Inspectorate General of Prisons
Punjab Prisons, Link Jail Road, Shadman, Lahore
Name: Inspector General Mian Farooq Nazeer
Telephone: (042) 99200498, (042) 99200570, (042) 99200582
Fax: (042) 37595016

Women’s Jail Multan
Name: Superintendent of Jail Ms. Fakhra Azra
Phone: 061-4234784
Fax: 061-4234784

Mr. Chief Justice of Punjab Province
Lahore High Court
Shahra-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Lahore, PAKISTAN
Tel: +92 42 99212951-66
Fax: +92 42 99212279

Pakistan Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights
Name: Mr. Ashtar Ausaf Ali
Phone: + (92-51-9210062)
Fax: + (92-51-9202628)

Supreme Court of Pakistan
Honorable Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk
Telephone: +92 5192 20 581-600
Fax: +92 5192 13 452
Email :    (email currently being blocked)
Mr. Justice Tahir Shahbaz
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan
Constitution Avenue, Islamabad
Fax: +92 51 9213452
Email: (can get “over quota” response)

Pakistan Special Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights
Name: Mr. Justice (R) Muhammad Raza Khan
Phone: + (92-51-9202712)
Fax: + (92-51-9202628)

Name: Mr. Shahbaz Sharif
Chief Minister, Government of Punjab
Province Chief Minister
Secretariat 5-Club Road, GOR-I, Lahore, Punjab, PAKISTAN
Fax: +92 42 99205065

Name: Mr. Rana Sana Ullah Khan
Minister of Law, Government of Punjab, Punjab Secretariat, Ravi Road, Lahore, Punjab, PAKISTAN
Fax: +92 42 99212004

Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan
Name: Chief Justice, Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan

Paksitan Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony
Name: Minister Sardar Muhammad Yousaf
Phone: 9214856
Name: Mr. Muhammad Iqbal Siddiqui

National Commission on the Status of Women
Name: Ms. Khawar Mumtaz, Chairperson
Phone: 92-51-9224875
Fax: 92-51-9224877

Embassy of Pakistan, 3517 International Ct NW, Washington, DC 20008
Name: Ambassador, Mr. Jalil Abbas Jilani
Phone: 202-243-6500, Ext. 2000 & 2001
FAX: 202-686-1534
Name: Dr. Asad M. Khan, Deputy Chief of Mission
Phone: 202-243-3251 & 202-243-6500 Ext. 2002

Central Police Office (CPO), Punjab
Name: Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera, PSP, Inspector-General of Police, Punjab
Phone: 042-99210062-3
Fax: 042-99210064

We also urge you to reach the:
Women’s Rights Association (WRA)
Central Office
ADDRESS House #13 Hans Road New Shalimar Colony
Bosan Road, Multan, Pakistan
Name: Shaista Bukhari
FAX NO+92-61-6513386

Please note – this is R.E.A.L.’s best effort to obtain these contacts for action.  We don’t have control over their email or fax accounts.  The Pakistan government will let some email accounts get full (over quota), block some, and will turn off some of their fax machines.  Keep trying.  A lot of them will work, and we urge you to directly contact them on this immediate issue.  When they make themselves inaccessible, we understand first-hand how frustrating this is in our efforts to communicate with these Pakistan government officials.