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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


Saira Khurram went to Thailand in November 2011 with her husband Khurram Ashiq and two children: Mariam Khurram, 6 years old and Musa Khurram, 5 years old, after facing persecution in Pakistan due to their Christianbelief.

Saira Khurram and her husband left everything they owned in Pakistan and applied for refugee status in Thailand. Since their arrival in Thailand they, have faced many problems. Under such dire circumstances, as head of the family, Saira’s husband, Khurram Ashiq, tried his best to support his family but faced many challenges while dealing with the UNHCR and the Thai Government. He suffered from anxiety and depression, which were worsened when his asylum case was refused by the UNHCR. This refusal was very hard on him emotionally and he could not handle the shock, eventually leading to a heart attack that took his life on October 19th, 2017.


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.