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Subject: Criminalized Insulting - Rehman Malik sees accord on blasphemy laws
CJH    3/14/2011 1:47:43 PM
Rehman Malik sees accord on blasphemy laws "LONDON: Pakistani politicians should be able to reach a cross-party accord to end misuse of the blasphemy law, based on proposals made by the leader of a religious party, Pakistan’s interior minister said on Friday. The comments by Interior Minister Rehman Malik were the clearest sign yet of Pakistan’s attempts to reduce tension over the blasphemy law, which has become a bitterly divisive issue that has highlighted the power of the religious right in Pakistani society. Two senior politicians, Punjab Governor Salman Taseer and Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, were assassinated this year after they called for amendments to the blasphemy law, which critics say is often misused to settle personal scores."
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