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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.


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  • Posted by: hartwood01 - May. 05, 2011 3:51 PM ET USA

    What courage our brothers and sisters in these third world countries have! Martyrdom is almost assured.