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Pakistan abolishes cabinet office for religious minorities

Catholic World News - July 01, 2011

The government of Pakistan has abolished a cabinet-level ministry for religious-minority affairs, eliminating the post once held by the murdered Catholic leader Shabhaz Bhatti.

The religious-affairs ministry is one of 7 cabinet offices that were closed down as part of a plan to decentralize Pakistan’s government. Prime Minister Raza Gilani, who had reservations about the decentralization scheme, has promised to install a new office to coordinate religious-minority affairs at the federal level.

The prime minister is currently served by a special advisor for religious minorities. That post is occupied by Paul Bhatti, the brother of the cabinet minister who was killed by Islamic zealots.

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  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Jul. 02, 2011 12:22 PM ET USA

    Satan runs without difficulty here,except for holy martyrs for Christ. And we reward them with billions of dollars to further persecutions.

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