Pak declares three-day official mourning for assassinated ministerMarch 3rd, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 3(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani announced three days of official mourning on Thursday for assassinated Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti.
Gilani further announced that the national flag will remain at half mast on Friday, Geo TV reports.
The white portion of Pakistan’s flag represents minorities, which shows the country’s commitment for their rights and welfare, he added.
Meanwhile, expressing solidarity with the minorities, both treasury and opposition benches joined minorities parliamentarians’ token walk out from the National Assembly on Thursday to protest Bhatti’s assassination.Bhatti was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Islamabad on Wednesday for championing the case of Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was sentenced to death last November for allegedly committing blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad. (ANI)
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