» 03/06/2012, 00.00
Pakistani government pays tribute to Shahbaz Bhatti
A conference organised by the APMA and the slain minister's brother Paul brings cabinet ministers and activists in Islamabad to honour the Catholic minister. Prime Minister Gilani talks about his Shahbaz's achievements, including the creation of minority seats in the Senate. President Zardari remembers him as a man of "great personal courage".
For Paul Bhatti, concrete steps needed in interfaith dialogue in Pakistan
A conference opens tomorrow in Multan. More than 500 scholars and experts will participate, from Pakistan and abroad. The event is organised by the imam of Lahore's Badshahi Mosque. For the prime minister's special advisor, it is necessary to go beyond the "dialogue on great principles" and promote instead concrete steps like fighting intolerance and promoting the study of all regions, not just one.
Minorities against the blasphemous and satanic Da Vinci Code
The Pakistani government should treat the movie the way it treated the Muhammad cartoons: totally ban it for it insults Christians' belief in the divinity of Christ, the truthfulness of sacred scriptures, and the core values of Christianity.
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Despite threats, Paul Bhatti to continue brother's work for peace in Pakistan
Threatened by the Taliban, the former Minister for National Harmony has renewed the message of Christian-Muslim harmony and coexistence. Almost three years after his brother Shahbaz's murder, he said that "his sacrifice» is increasingly "a seed for peace." He calls on the West and world Catholics for political and economic help to "give hope to the future."
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.
Bhatti murder: focusing again on Islamic extremism
Court issues arrest warrants for two Pakistani nationals who fled to Dubai. Pakistan plans to demand the extradition of Ziaur Rehman and Malik Abid, both from Faisalabad. Move closes the chapter on allegations that the murder was due to a family feud or intra-Christian disputes. Now police are back investigating circles close to the Taliban and Islamic fundamentalism.
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