Memorial service in memory of Late Shahbaz Bhatti, Surrey, April 3/2011‏

Condolence meeting & memorial service in memory of Late Shahbaz Bhatti‏

Violence in the name of religion is on the continuous rise in Pakistan. Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti, minister for minority affairs and the only Christian in Pakistan’s cabinet, was gunned down in Islamabad on 2nd March, 2011, more or less just two months after the brutal assassination of Punjab’s governor Salman Taseer. Immediately after the Pakistani Taliban claimed the responsibility of Bhattí”s killing and justified it on the grounds of the minister suggesting changes in Pakistan’s infamous blasphemy laws.

Fraser Valley Peace Council in association with the Committee of Progressive Pakistani Canadians and the Indo-Canadian Workers Association is holding a condolence meeting and memorial service in sad remembrance of Shahbaz Bhatti. Please join us to express solidarity with voices of tolerance and reason in Pakistan.

The program details are as under:
Silence is not an option, Silence means more Deaths….
Condolence meeting and memorial service
In remembrance of Shahbaz Bhatti,
Slain Pakistani Christian leader, Pakistan’s Federal minister for minority affairs

Chief Guest
Shuja Alam, Consulate General of Pakistan.
Guest Speaker
Ujjal Dosanjh, MP
Gurpreet Singh (Director News, Radio India Ltd)
Dr. Saif Khalid (Committee of Progressive Pakistani Canadians)
Surrinder Sangha (Indo Canadian Workers Association)
Sunday, 3rd April, 2011 (1.30 pm sharp)
Newton Library, 13795 70 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 0E1

We the organizers strongly believe that the silence is not the option and time has come that the individuals and groups who believe in peace, freedom and human dignity should stand up and make their voices heard against the hard-liner, extremist and violent minority within Pakistan and elsewhere in the world.

In Solidarity and peace,
Members and supporters of
Fraser Valley Peace Council
Committee of Progressive Pakistani Canadians (Vancouver Chapter)
Indo-Canadian Workers Association


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