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Mar-03-2013 12:52printcomments

Second Death Anniversary of the Slain Bhahbaz Bhatti Observed

The problems faced by Christians in Pakistan are serious and consistent.

Commemorating tragic loss of Shahbaz Bhatti
Photo credit: Shamim Masih

(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) - Members of civil society, friends and representatives of religious communities gathered at the place, where two years ago, Shahbaz Bhatti former federal minister, was assassinated in sector I-8 Islamabad Pakistan. Members of civil society, friends and representatives gathered at the place of his assassination to pay tribute to the slain former federal minister for minorities Shahbaz Bhatti on the occasion of his second death anniversary.

The event was observed by Samuel Yaqoob, Ijaz, and Basharat Khokhar on Saturday.

Shahbaz didn’t like injustice so he became the voice of those being wronged.

For this he received many threats but he was a courageous man who never backed out his duties and was killed by the religious radical group on March 2.

The problems faced by Christians in Pakistan are serious and consistent.

About Shamim Masih

"I am Christian rights activist and freelancer Pakistani journalist specializing in writing about Christians rights for the different papers in the world. My aim is to create a peaceful environment in the society and to help eliminate Christian persecution through my writing as I bring the plight of these brave people under the spotlight of the whole world."

Shamim Masih was born in Sheikhopura's village and raised in Gujranwala, a city in Pakistan's Punjab province. He earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of the Punjab, Lahore majoring in English, Economics and Statistics; he also received a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

As a freelance writer and author, Shamim has written for different papers in the world; his expertise is in writing articles highlighting different social issues. He has served as freelance chief reporter and column writer in “Minority Times” in Islamabad, and a number of Shamim's articles have been published in local papers as well.

You can write to Shamim at this address: shamimpakistan@gmail.com

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