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FrontpageimageFederal Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti was assassinated on Wednesday  March 02,2011 during an attack on his vehicle in Islamabad.

Shahbaz Bhatti, son of Jacob Bhatti was born on September 9,1968 in Faisalabad, Pakistan,

Bhatti was the first Christian parliamentarian who was offered and took oath as Federal Minister of Minorities Affairs in Pakistan. His predecessors had been offered only a state minister position

Bhatti was one of the founding members of the organisation ‘All Pakistan Minorities Alliance’ (APMA) in 1985 and was considered a representative of the religious minorities in Pakistan.

Bhatti joined Pakistani People’s Party (PPP) in 2002. As a political leader, he had continuously asked minority groups to fight for their rights through the system instead of using violence. He was considered great admirer of Pakistan’s founder Jinnah and a true patriot.

Press Release

Second Martyrdom’ Anniversary of Shahbaz Bhatti was celebrated with religious and patriotism. The proceeding of the ceremony went smoothly and neither the participants nor speakers felt any discomfort.

Press Release

International Christian Voice Canada celebrated the 45th Birthday of Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti on Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Terry Miller Recreational Centre in Brampton.

Dear Friends,

International Christian Voice along-with religious minorities of Pakistan  would like to thank Canadian Government specially Right Honorable Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada, 

By John Newton

12 March 2012

Crowds thronged Trafalgar Square on Saturday at a concert calling for religious freedom in Pakistan – and remembering Shahbaz Bhatti who gave his life for that cause.

Exclusive footage of Shahbaz Bhatti\'s interview

Progress Report on the Faris Family

In November 2015, International Christian Voice visited Pakistani Christian refugees in Thailand to survey the severity of their living conditions. During our visit, we met the Faris family and heard their story. Mr. Ayub Faris and his family fled from Pakistan to save their lives after an attempted kidnapping of his 16 year old daughter, Aanya, was made by a local Islamic fundamentalist. Fortunately, she was able to escape, but the perpetrator remained adamant on kidnapping her and forcing the family to convert. In this dire situation, the quickest and easiest option for the family was to flee to Thailand.

     

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Backgrounder - Diefenbaker Award and Recipients Shahbaz Bhatti

Shahbaz Bhatti was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan in 2008 and named Federal Minister for Minorities a portfolio he accepted because of the opportunity it offered to defend the oppressed and marginalized of Pakistan.

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