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Pakistan minister Shahbaz Bhatti shot dead in Islamabad

Pakistan minister Shahbaz Bhatti shot dead in Islamabad

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
02/03/2011
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

Shahbaz Bhatti – a Christian critic of Pakistan's blasphemy laws – killed by assassins who left leaflets signed 'Taliban al-Qaida'. Self-described  gunmen have shot dead Pakistan's minorities minister, Shahbaz Bhatti, an advocate of reform of the country's blasphemy laws, as he left his Islamabad home. Two assassins sprayed the Christian minister's car with gunfire, striking him at least eight times, before scattering pamphlets that described him as a "Christian infidel". The leaflets were signed "Taliban al-Qaida Punjab".