An eyewitness account of the life and death of the murdered Pakistani Minister for Minority Affairs by his brother Paul BHATTI, Pakistan’s Minister for National Harmony
Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center and Communion and Liberation
Shahbaz Bhatti was a Pakistani politician and elected member of the National Assembly since 2008. He was the first Federal Minister for Minority Affairs from November 2008 until his assassination on March 2, 2011 in Islamabad. Mr. Bhatti, a Roman Catholic, was an outspoken critic of Pakistan's blasphemy laws and the only Christian in the Cabinet. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for his killing. After his death, his brother Paul courageously took his place and he is now Pakistan’s Minister for National Harmony.
Paul Bhatti will offer eye-witnessed accounts and stories from his and his brother’s life: What freedom meant to them, how they remained faithful to it in the midst of all the challenges implied in politics, and how they defended and promoted freedom at the individual and social level.
The event is open to the public and free of charge.
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Date: Saturday, January 19, 2013 Time: 5:00 pm Location: Manhattan Center
311 West 34th Street at 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001