After spending eight years on death row, she had to wait six months in hiding after being acquitted of blasphemy charges.

But Bibi is now believed to have joined her family in Canada.

Protests by radical extremists erupted across Pakistan after her death sentence was overturned and she was cleared of blasphemy charges, meaning she could not safely leave Pakistan.

Bibi was first accused of blasphemy in 2009 when a row broke out over a bowl of water.

A number of Muslim women said that because she had used the bowl, it was unclean because of her faith and they could no longer touch it. It was then alleged that she made derogatory remarks relating to Muhammad.