ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday paid glowing tributes to late Shahbaz Bhatti, saying that the sacrifice rendered by him for the country, the party and the minorities community for promoting interfaith harmony and tolerance would not go in vain and would be remembered for a very long time. Shahbaz Bhatti was PPPs global ambassador for interfaith harmony who was seen in the world as the partys face of tolerance, harmony and respect for minorities in accordance with the Constitution of Pakistan and the Party manifesto. He was widely respected within the country and abroad and the Vatican admired him for his commitment to promote interfaith dialogue and harmony, the President said. Spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar said that the President expressed these views while talking to the family members of Shahbaz Bhatti who called on him Tuesday at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. Family members of Shahabaz Bhatti who met the President included his mother Martha Jacob Bhatti, brothers Paul Bhatti, Peter Bhatti, Gerard Bhatti and Sikander Bhatti, and sister Jacqueline Bhatti. The President said that the PPP would request the government to appoint a special assistant for minorities from amongst the family of Shahbaz Bhatti as its token of admiration and also to demonstrate a commitment to pursuing the objectives of interfaith harmony held so dear by Shahbaz Bhatti. The party would hold a condolence meeting for Shahbaz Bhatti, Salman Taseer and martyrs of democracy at the Presidency, the President said. The President while condoling the tragic death of Shahbaz Bhatti with his mother said that he was deeply grieved over the sad demise of his son. The death of ones son is a great personal loss and in this hour of grief my thoughts and prayers are with you and all members of the bereaved family, the spokesperson quoted the President as saying. Bhattis death is a great loss for the Party, the minorities and the country he said. Governor Punjab Sardar Latif Khan Khosa, Federal Minster for information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan were also present on the occasion. Babar further informed that Tuesdays cheduled meeting of the President with PPPs MPAs from Punjab has been postponed due to death of husband of Samina Khalid Ghurki, federal minister for environment. New date will be announced later, he said. The President expressed his deep condolence over the demise of Khalid Ghurki, husband of Samina Khalid Ghurki. He prayed for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace and may Allah grant courage to members of the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with patience and fortitude. The President said that Khalid Ghurki was a great party loyalist whose sacrifices for democracy and party will be long remembered.