Daily Times- Vigil held for Shahbaz Bhatti

Daily Times- Vigil held for Shahbaz Bhatti

 

Published: Daily Times – March 3, 2012

Staff Report

LAHORE: Civil society activists held a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to assassinated federal minister Shahbaz Bhatti on Saturday at Liberty Roundabout.
The vigil was organised by the Institute of Peace and Secular Studies (IPSS). People belonging to different walks of life, including human rights activists, students and senior citizens, participated in the vigil.
The participants were holding placards condemning religious extremisms, violence, Shahbaz Bhatti’s murder and the government’s inability to control the problem.
They also shouted slogans in favour of peace in the country.
The participants appreciated the struggles of Shahbaz Bhatti for the minorities and peace, for which he also lost his life.
They were of the view that the slain leader’s dream was to be a voice of the minorities, whereas justice for all was his promise. They said that the Bhatti fulfilled his promise by sacrificing his life for the great cause of his mission.