Pakistan minister shot dead on way to cabinet meeting in Islamabad

Pakistan minister shot dead on way to cabinet meeting in Islamabad
 

Pakistan's minorities minister, Shahbaz Bhatti, has been assassinated by unidentified gunmen in the capital, Islamabad.
Bhatti, a Christian, was an outspoken advocate of reforms to Pakistan's controversial blasphemy laws, and his death on Wednesday comes two months after the Punjab governor, Salmaan Taseer, was gunned down just a few miles away.
Television stations said up to four gunmen opened fire on Bhatti at close range as he left his Islamabad home with his niece on his way to cabinet meeting.
The gunmen pulled Bhatti's niece and guard out of his vehicle, then shot him several times... read more

 
2 March 2011 in World News, Views: 3
Source: Guardian
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