Rep. Calvert Introduces Resolution Granting Asylum to Persecuted Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi

January 30, 2019
Press Release

After receiving many constituent letters on the issue, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) introduced a House Resolution (H. Res. 89) expressing support for granting asylum to Aasiya Noreen, internationally known as Asia Bibi, due to the persecution she has faced on account of her Christian beliefs.


“Asia Bibi has been persecuted, jailed and threatened for doing nothing more than being a Christian in Pakistan,” said Rep. Calvert. “The recent decision by Pakistan’s top court to overturn Asia’s death sentence and free her from jail is obviously welcome news. However, Asia continues to be in danger and is the subject of incendiary rhetoric by radical Islamist leaders. That’s why it’s essential for Congress and other defenders of religious freedom to stand up and protect her.”