Canada Dedicates A Park To Former Minister Shahbaz Bhatti
A park in the Canadian city of Brampton bears the name of the deceased Pakistani minister for minority affairs Shahbaz Bhatti in recognition of his contributions.
Shahbaz Bhatti was the first member of the Christian community to enter politics. He was appointed a federal minister by the PPP-led administration in 2008. However, TTP militants in Islamabad killed him.
Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown performed a ceremony to declare the “Shahbaz Bhatti Park” open. He also tweeted a number of pictures from the park opening celebration.
Proud to officially open Shahbaz Bhatti Park in #Brampton. A true symbol of religious freedom. We will never forget Shahbaz’s legacy, courage and sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/zQjSY76RpN
— Patrick Brown (@patrickbrownont) July 25, 2022
“Proud to declare #Brampton’s Shahbaz Bhatti Park officially open. a real representation of religious liberty. We will always remember Shahbaz’s legacy, bravery, and sacrifice, he wrote in the caption.
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The city of Brampton commended and honoured Shahbaz Bhatti for his efforts to advance interfaith harmony.
Yesterday, Mayor @patrickbrownont, Councillors and the community unveiled the official renaming of Shahbaz Bhatti Park.
This park honours his legacy, and serves as a reminder of the importance of interfaith harmony, acceptance and inclusivity within communities like Brampton. pic.twitter.com/krTSdThBLG
— City of Brampton (@CityBrampton) July 25, 2022
The city administration noted in a tweet that the park “honours his legacy” and “serves as a reminder of the importance of interfaith harmony, acceptance and inclusivity within communities like Brampton.”
Brampton is a Canadian city in Ontario’s Greater Toronto Area. Its Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives is housed in 19th-century and contemporary buildings.
In the center of downtown is the Rose Theatre, a major performing arts venue. In front, Garden Square hosts big-screen movies and live events.
Green spaces include Gage Park with its floral gardens. To the north sits Historic Bovaird House, a Victorian home