To which Bibi responded: "I believe in my religion and in Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for the sins of mankind".
Barnabas Fund has been providing monthly food parcels for Aasia Bibi's family for many years, as her father is unable to work because he is in hiding as a likely target for assassination being the husband of an alleged "blasphemer".
Bibi was set to be released immediately according to the court, although there was no word if any security arrangements were being made for her protection.
Pope Benedict XVI called for her release in 2010, while in 2015 her daughter met his successor and the current head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis.
But the ruling enraged some in the majority-Muslim country.
Noting that many Muslims are also victims of the blasphemy laws, Fr. Yousaf said that the verdict is beneficial for all the citizens of Pakistan, irrespective of whether they are Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Sikh or of other faiths.
"The armed forces hope that the matter is resolved without disruption of peace", Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a television interview Friday. That is not something a state should do. "The cure is the real thing and our government is committed to the cure".
"We will not [end the protests] unless the judges who overturned the death sentence are sacked and Bibi is hanged", Rizvi told supporters in the eastern city of Lahore.
Pakistan shut down schools and colleges after cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the leader of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Party (or TLP), announced that "talks" between his deputies and the government about Bibi's fate had failed.
"We have reached on an agreement with the government", Ejaz Ashrafi, a spokesman for TLP, told Reuters.
In return, the TLP is asking its supporters to stop the protests and disperse peacefully.
Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab province, was shot and killed by one of his guards in 2011 for defending Bibi and criticising the misuse of the blasphemy law.
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This means she is effectively barred from leaving the country.
However, it was not clear where she will go as several countries, including Canada, have offered asylum to her.
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They were harvesting fruit when a row broke out about a bucket of water. He said they need to continue praying for their nation.
Bibi, an illiterate Christian farmhand, was convicted and sentenced to death in 2010 after her fellow Muslim farmworkers accused her of insulting Islam.
She was later beaten up at her home, during which her accusers say she confessed to blasphemy.
She was beaten until she was barely conscious, and then arrested by the police.
Why is this case so divisive?
"The decision of the judges is according to the constitution and Pakistan's constitution is according to the teachings of Islam".
News of the ruling has already provoked violent protests by Islamic hardliners.
Hard-line politicians have often backed severe punishments, partly as a way of shoring up their support base.