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Today we want to remember a great hero who sacrificed his life for the betterment of Pakistan. He was champion of human rights, democracy and religious freedom.

Mr. Salman Taseer, Former governor of Punjab, Pakistan, stood up against the victimization and discrimination facing the religious minorities of Pakistan. He presented the name of Pakistan in the world as a tolerant society; we should take his progressive thought forward.

He was also a best friend of Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti who he was standing firmly with to reform the Blasphemy Laws to protect the peoples form its misuse.

He was a great advocate especially for Asia Bibi who is still serving a life sentence in prison. At the day of remembrance of Mr. Salman Taseer we demand to government of Pakistan to release the Asia Bibi from prison.

We want to remember Salman Taseer's sacrifice, bravery and commitment to our motherland. May we continue to learn from his example.

Peter Bhatti
International Christian Voice, Canada


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My name is Sara Sumbal. My family and I are asylum seekers in Bangkok, Thailand. We fled our home in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2013 when we became victims of persecution after my father, a Christian evangelist, was labeled a blasphemer under the Blasphemy Law for evangelising a Muslim man. My father was initially threatened by two Muslim clerics to stop evangelising or they would kill him and his family. They then ordered him to convert to Islam and all would be well. When he refused, they and the male members of the Muslim man’s family beat him unconscious and left him for dead on a garbage heap. 

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After my father’s recovery, the extremists threatened him again with death because he continued holding prayer meetings. Because we were traumatised and terrified, our family fled form Karachi to a friend’s home in the city of Bahawalpur.


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