Federal 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.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
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.
Monday, September 9, 2013
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.
2012 John Diefenbaker Awards recognize Shahbaz Bhatti
International Christian Voice along-with religious minorities of Pakistan would like to thank Canadian Government specially Right Honorable Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada,
PAKISTAN: UK Christians remember Shahbaz Bhatti with peace concert
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.