Pakistan Government conspiring to Swallow Martyrdom Title of Shahbaz Bhatti
Karachi: August 10, 2011. (PCP) Pakistan Christian Congress PCC Central Council Secretariat have issued press statement of PCC Chief Dr. Nazir S Bhatti here today, expressing surprise and anger on media reports revealed by Joint Investigation Team JIT formed to investigate assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, Federal Minority Minister, on March 2, 2011, in capital city of Islamabad that family property dispute was cause of killing of Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti not religion victimization.
The killers of Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti, sprayed 27 bullets on him and in broad daylight in street of capital of Pakistan waited on his wounded body and when confirmed that he is dead hanged on his chest one printed Pamphlet warning other of same fate who shall demand to repeal blasphemy law. The Pamphlet carried name of TTP and later Tehreek-e-Taliban Punjab TTP accepted responsibility of assassination of Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti.
The sources close to JIT revealed to Pakistan Christian Post PCP that government of Pakistan had directed JIT to launch investigation in personal life and bank accounts of Shahbaz Bhatti to find any probable cause of his murder.
Sources told PCP after few weeks after assassination of Martyr Bhatti that JIT not found any heavy amount transaction in bank accounts of Shahbaz Bhatti and on second phase hidden hands in government directed JIT to investigate women involved in any relationship with Shahbaz Bhatti because he was not married at 42 and it might be an open option to fix rope in any neck of innocent person.
JIT was given third option to investigate property dispute as a cause of killing of Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti, on which JIT pointed a valuable plot in FC College Lahore, but same was disregarded later.
The government never directed JIT to investigate assassination link to TTP while TTP have publically accepted responsibility of killing of Shahbaz Bhatti.
Nazir Bhatti said “PCC was first to demanded formation of Judicial Commission headed by Supreme Court of Pakistan Justice to probe killing of Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti because government of Pakistan failed to provide him bullet proof car, adequate security and residence in colony where other Muslim cabinet minister were enjoying safe enclave”
“It was more surprising in assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti that presence of ISI, MI, IB and other security agencies in capital city of Pakistan failed to detect any threat of life to a Federal Minister who was informing his friends in close meetings that he feels danger to his life” said Nazir Bhatti
The links between Establishment and different banned outfits in Punjab and Pakistan are not hidden from media because such assets of Establishment act on western Borders of Pakistan which is focal point of strategic policy from decades.
It is shameful for Christian leaders in Punjab, Sindh, KPK and National assembly of Pakistan that they never seriously demanded formation of Judicial Commission to investigate assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti when everyone was aware that government will safe real killers who are Islamic radical but asset of Pakistan Establishment while Shahbaz Bhatti was not so important or high profile value while agencies were being afraid of his links with Western leaders.
Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti was very simple person and acted like a peon of Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan. As a Federal Minority Minister, he never raised issue of repeal of blasphemy law in house nor in public for his first year and half in cabinet of Premier Yousaf Raza Gillani but after assassination of Salman Taseer, governor of Punjab, PPP government decided to put Shahbaz Bhatti on helm to safe party prestigious.
Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti surfaced on international arena after his meeting with Pope in Vatican City. The support of Bishops Conference of Pakistan and criticism of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC confirmed him as a leader which was not in favor of Pakistan Establishment.
Nazir Bhatti said “Constitute Judicial Commission under acting Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan and involve ISI, MI, IB and other secret agencies agents in investigation on duty on March 2, 2011, in Islamabad, record their activities on that day and direct them to submit their official memos and TTP killers of Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti will be behind bars”
“I appreciate that government of Pakistan have constituted a Commission to probe killing of Journalist Saleem Shahzad then why not a Commission on killing of Shahbaz Bhatti because he was a Christian” added Nazir Bhatti
Nazir Bhatti said “It seems that government of Pakistan is conspiring to snatch martyrdom of Shahbaz Bhatti to degrade his sacrifice for its vested interests and to safe real culprits”