Pakistan: Dubai Police Arrest Suspect In Shahbaz Bhatti Murder Case

A suspect involved in the murder former minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti was arrested by police in Dubai on Monday.

Dubai Police Arrest Suspect In Shahbaz Bhatti Murder Case

Shahbaz Bhatti

KARACHI: A suspect involved in the murder former minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti was arrested by police in Dubai on Monday.

Bhatti, the first Christian parliamentarian, was assassinated in March last year, during an attack on his vehicle in Islamabad.

Sources told DawnNews that Pakistan’s Interior Ministry had contacted authorities in Dubai to arrest Ziaur Rehman and Malik Abid, who had managed to flee to the Arab country last year.

The police arrested Rehman and are conducting raids to nab Abid. Paperwork to bring Rehman back to Pakistan has been initiated, sources said.