11/23/2010 03:20 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Asia Bibi, Pakistan Woman Sentenced For Blasphemy, To Be Pardoned By President Says Official

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will pardon a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, the governor of Punjab state told CNN Tuesday.

"What basically he's made it clear is that she's not going to be a victim of this law," Gov. Salman Taseer told CNN International's "Connect the World" program.

"I mean, he's a liberal, modern-minded president and he's not going to see a poor woman like this targeted and executed. ... It's just not going to happen," Taseer said.

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