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Pakistan: arrest made in Catholic cabinet minister’s assassination

June 17, 2011

Pakistani police have arrested a man suspected of being involved in the March 2 assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, the Catholic cabinet minister slain for his opposition to the nation’s blasphemy law.

A Church official reacted by calling upon authorities to launch a more serious investigation. “We ask the government to launch serious investigations and to urgently predispose all possible means,” said Father Yousaf Emmanuel, director of the bishops’ commission on justice and peace. “We hope and pray that the culprits are caught as soon as possible, so the family and the Christian community can have justice.”


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  • Posted by: rpp - Jun. 17, 2011 4:07 PM ET USA

    I believe I have sound reasons for not trusting neither the Pakistani news media nor the Pakistani "justice" system.