» 02/12/2011, 00.00
Islamabad confirms Catholic Shahbaz Bhatti as Minister for minorities
Government reshuffle took place yesterday. Bhatti has struggled in recent years to amend the blasphemy law and has recently requested a pardon for Asia Bibi.
Shahbaz Batthi killed by a "mafia" of fundamentalists holding the government hostage
The minister for minorities, Salman Taseer and other victims of the "organized movement" fighting for power. The violence has raised such fear that that any discussion about the law on blasphemy has been dropped. But Christians must cultivate the hope and with the help of the universal Church, build a better future.
Pakistani Priest warns Christians are at risk. A young man tortured and killed
Incidents against the faithful, especially in central Punjab, increasing at an alarming rate. The police and the judiciary "cover" crimes and abuses for fear of the local Muslim lords. A young man killed by his employers, and the police would not accept the father’s report.
Asia Bibi:battle continues to change the blasphemy law
High court lawyers unanimously ask the law not be modified, while Islamic and Christian scholars propose amendments or its abolition. The protest of Punjab’s Christian MPs. Fears for the life of women: 46 extra-judicial deaths for blasphemy cases from 1990 to 2010.
Shahbaz Bhatti: with or without the ministry, I will fight for minorities in Pakistan
At risk – because of public debt - the Ministry for minority groups, headed by a Catholic. Bhatti recalls the contribution of Christians to the birth of the nation. And he warns: we will work to remove discriminatory and inhuman laws, such as blasphemy.
Pakistani Christians remember Salman Taseer as extremists celebrate his assasin
A year after the death of Governor of Punjab prayer vigils and demonstrations in many parts of the country. The family worried about the fate of his son Shahbaz, for over six months in the hands of his kidnappers. Bishop of Islamabad: "milestone" in the confessional killings. Fundamentalists offer 100 million rupees for the "holy pistol."
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