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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,   Honourable John Baird Minister of Foreign Affairs and Honourable Jason Kenny Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to recognize Martyr Shahbaz Bhattis struggle for religious freedom and human rights. Our Canadian government has highly appreciated the life and struggle of Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti on many different occasions, such as when Prime Minister decided it was necessary to establish an office of religious freedom after being inspired by Shahbaz's life.

It is a great privilege and honour for International Christian Voice to receive this award on behalf of Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti. ICV Canada was founded by Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti is committed to follow on Shahbaz Bhatti vision by liberating the oppressed, victimized and vulnerable minorities of Pakistan from persecution, intolerance and human inequality.

ICV also congratulates Susan Trimarco for receiving this award. She has been instrumental in raising awareness about human trafficking in Argentina and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Exclusive footage of Shahbaz Bhatti\'s interview

TRIP TO THAILAND, MALAYSIA AND PAKISTAN

APRIL 30- MAY 15, 2018

International Christian Voice is committed to highlighting the plight of persecuted, marginalized,

and vulnerable religious minorities in Pakistan.

In pursuance of our goal to successfully bring to Canada our most recently sponsored refugee family - for whom our community and friends have so generously donated to meet their financial obligations - it became necessary to visit Pakistan and Thailand to assess firsthand the difficulties from which this family and others are suffering. Further, it is important for ICV to educate and bring awareness to asylum seekers on how to properly apply for Canadian immigration under Canada's Private Sponsorship Program and other programs.During the sponsorship process, ICV encountered a serious roadblock when the office of the UNHCR did not accept the application for our sponsored family, claiming that since the husband died in Thailand, his wife and children were no longer in danger in Pakistan and hence should go back to Pakistan.

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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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