Pakistan: Paul Bhatti to succeed slain brother as federal minister
May 04, 2011
To the relief of Pakistan’s beleaguered Christian community, Paul Bhatti, currently special adviser to the prime minister, has been named to a cabinet-level post as federal minister for religious minorities. Bhatti, a Catholic layman, is the brother of Shabhaz Bhatti, who previously held the cabinet post and was assassinated on March 2 for his opposition to the nation’s blasphemy law.
- New structure of the Ministry for Religious Minorities (Fides)
- Pakistan: bishops ask Holy See to declare assassinated layman a martyr (CWN, 3/28)
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