Candidates to succeed Bhatti: Catholic is the favorite


Islamabad; March 9, 2011. (Agenzia Fides) The head was that of Shahbaz Bhatti in the National Assembly (the Parliament of Pakistan) was officially awarded today by the Electoral Commission to Javed Michael, Catholic and head of the Pakistan People's

Michael Javed, Fides reveal sources in Pakistan, is also the candidate most accredited Bhatti to succeed to the post of Minister of Religious Minorities. Indeed, the government - views the internal and international pressure it undergoes at this time - seems to have no intention of keeping the seat vacant or assign to other ad interim ministers. In addition, to ensure continuity of action by Bhatti and give a signal to the Christian community, it would confirm a Christian position. Michael Javed, 50, from Karachi, is a charismatic and passionate, known for leading protests and demonstrations in favor of religious minorities. He is a member of the PPP and was elected in the past to the Provincial Assembly of Sindh. Fides sources said, he is well regarded by the executive as by the Christian churches in Pakistan. So it's a leader with discrete chance of being selected. Other names of candidates around, like the Catholic Daniel Jacob, a young activist holds a Ph.D. from London, whose brother is a Salesian priest. He has sympathy and amenities in the area of Punjab. Also mentioned is the name of Khalid Gill, also a Christian, a member of the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA), founded by Bhatti. Gill took over the case of the Minister of social activity and awareness in support of religious minorities within the APMA and this could be his springboard to the world of politics. Fewer opportunities are recognized Nazir Bhatti, head rush "Pakistan Christian Congress," Christian party that continues to claim a kind of "separate province" for faithful Christians in Pakistan. This proposal is not to the liking of the executive nor a majority of the Christian community in Pakistan. Running also the name of Ansar Burney, high-level Muslim scholar, activist of Human Rights and former Minister for Human Rights in Pakistan. He is currently a consultant for the Council for Human Rights of the UN. However, Burney seems to have projected onto the international scene and, as observers note, it will hardly take an active role in internal politics. (Agenzia Fides 07/03/2011)

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