Shahbaz Bhatti's vehicle was riddled with bullets
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Pakistani minister assassinated

Pakistani Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti has died after gunmen opened fire on his car in the capital Islamabad.

He was travelling to work through a residential district when his vehicle was sprayed with bullets, police said.

Mr Bhatti, the cabinet's only Christian minister, had received death threats for urging reform to blasphemy laws.

The BBC's Shoaib Hasan reports.

  • 02 Mar 2011
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