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Muslim terrorists killed Shahbaz Bhatti, interior minister says
The murderers are believed to be members of Sipah-e-Sahaba. During Christmas-related events, Paul Bhatti, national harmony advisor to the prime minister, praised the minister. “I want to carry on my brother’s mission to serve humanity in order to create an atmosphere of peace, love and stability in the country,” he said.
24/03/2016 16:28:00 PAKISTAN – EUROPE
For Paul Bhatti, diplomacy and intelligence should be used against terror, or Europe could be a new Pakistan
The Pakistani Catholic leader was surprised and shocked by the attacks in Brussels. Describing the Belgian capital as a "militarised city”, he noted that the security deployment was "unable to prevent this attack”. The Islamic State group has spread "terror around the world." What Europe needs are political leaders and diplomats prepared to deal with the threat. The immigration issue must be settled.
Paul Bhatti: minority social reawakening in the name of Shabbaz
A year since the murder of Pakistan's Minority Affairs minister, his brother Paul talks about his legacy and work on behalf of Pakistani Christians. A new university and vocational school will open bearing his name. Masses and prayer vigils will be held on 2 March across Pakistan.
Political games and devolution behind uncertainties over Minority Affairs Ministry
President Zardari appoints Paul Bhatti as “special adviser” even though the Election Commission picked Hindu leader Khatu Mal Jeewan. The process of decentralisation could lead to the transfer of jurisdiction to the provinces, taking it away from the federal government. Catholic leader says that what counts is the protection of minorities and peaceful coexistence.
06/04/2011 ITALY – PAKISTAN
Support my work on behalf of minorities in the footsteps of Shabbaz, says Paul Bhatti
The Bible of the slain Catholic minister is added to the collection of tokens kept at Rome’s Saint Bartholomew Basilica to remember the martyrs. Faisalabad bishop says Bhatti bore witness to “peace and love” in a country victimised by intolerance in the name of religion.
05/04/2011 ITALY – PAKISTAN
My brother, martyr and interfaith dialogue precursor in Pakistan, says Paul Bhatti
Pakistan’s Minority Affairs minister is remembered at a conference. He was slain for defending religious freedom and opposing the blasphemy law. His brother Paul speaks about forgiveness but also about the need for the truth about his death. He pledges that he will continue his work. The bishop of Faisalabad remembers him as someone who cared about his country in accordance with the ideals of the nation’s founder, Ali Jinnah. Lahore imam remembers him as a precursor in interfaith dialogue.
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