Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pakistani police question man on murder of Catholic cabinet minister

Catholic World News - June 23, 2011

Police in Pakistan have arrested a man and held him for questioning in connection with the March 2 murder of Shahbaz Bhatti, the Catholic cabinet minister.

Hafiz Nazar Muhammad is reportedly being detained not because he himself is a suspect in the murder case, but because police believe he knows the identity of Bhatti’s killer. A judge has allowed prosecutors to hold him for 5 days of questioning in the case.

The arrest of Muhammad raises questions because he had worked with Bhatti as a business associate, and police said that they may have had a conflict. The murder of Shahaz Bhatti has been attributed to Islamic extremists, who were outraged by the political leader’s complaints against Pakistan’s blasphemy law.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($14,503 to go):
$35,000.00 $20,496.73
41% 59%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War September 19
The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed September 19
Each of us is destined to marry Jesus Christ September 18
From simple husband to ascetical priest September 18
St. Augustine's warning to pastors September 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18