Peter Bhatti
Peter Bhatti

Peter Bhatti is the founder and Chairman of International Christian Voice, a Canadian non-profit organization established in 1999 to raise awareness about the persecution of Pakistan’s religious minorities. He is also the elder brother of Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s first and only Christian Federal Minister who was assassinated in 2011 for his vocal stance against Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy laws.

Over the last twenty years, Mr. Bhatti has played an integral role in promoting interfaith harmony amongst all Pakistanis – according to the vision of Pakistan’s founding father Mohammad Ali Jinnah – and in seeking equality and justice for all of Pakistan’s oppressed and victimized religious minorities. Through the organizing of conferences, seminars, and presentations across Canada, he has been raising awareness about the reality of suffering that the religious minorities of Pakistan face daily and of the need to promote religious freedom and pluralism internationally.

Under Mr. Bhatti’s leadership, International Christian Voice has been actively involved in assisting Pakistani refugees in Thailand, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka and elsewhere through financial and moral support and with private sponsorship to Canada.

Mr. Bhatti has been recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award and the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers for his work towards human rights and religious freedom.

Interventions: GS20