Islamabad: Pakistani police have arrested a man in connection with the assassination of Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, who was killed for opposing the controversial blasphemy law, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.
   
Hafiz Nazar Muhammad, a resident of Narowal in Punjab province, was arrested recently, the Islamabad Police spokesman said.
   
He had been remanded to police custody for four days by an anti-terrorism court and an investigation is underway, the spokesman said.
   
Reports said a member of the Punjab assembly from Sargodha had provided information about Bhatti's murder that led to the arrest of Muhammad.
   
Muhammad is believed to have worked with Bhatti for the past 10 years. Police sources told TV news channels that Muhammad had a personal grudge against then slain minister.
   
Bhatti, the only non-Muslim minister in the federal government, was shot dead by gunmen in Islamabad on March 2.
   
The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan had claimed responsibility for the attack, saying Bhatti was targeted for opposing the controversial blasphemy law.

(Agencies)