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London: Pakistani Christians celebrate Independence Day with fervid gusto although away from homeland


Pakistanis away from homeland celebrated the Independence Day of Pakistan with same fervor as those back home. In this regard a celebratory event was organized at the Pakistani High Commission in London. This year round Chairman British Pakistani Christians Association (BPCA) also attended the flag hoisting ceremony and shared in the joy of the Independence Day but at the same time expressed deep sorrow over the loss of valuable lives in Quetta.

BPCA expresses deep sorrow over loss of lives in Quetta hospital blast

During the event, BPCA Chairman Wilson Chowdhry stated: “At this time of great sadness for the nation of Pakistan the global Pakistani Christian diaspora, extends a hand of friendship and solidarity. We continually pray for Pakistan and challenge many wider Christians to pray for our nation also. We condemn attacks of this nature that seek to divide and polarize society and remember the victims. We pray for peace in our nation, healing for those injured and succor for the families who have lost loved ones.”

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At this occasion, Hannah Chowdhry daughter of Wilson Chowdhry presented a bouquet of flowers to Pakistani High Commissioner Syed Ibne Abbass. Wilson Chowdhry offered condolences to the Pakistani High Commissioner over the heinous terror strike at Quetta’s Civil Hospital, which claimed more than 70 lives.

“The High Commissioner was very nice and very welcoming and I was proud to be able to represent Pakistani Christians today. I hope they catch the men who killed the innocent lawyers and stop them killing more people the news about the deaths made me sad. I hope Pakistan can be safe for everyone,” said Hannah Wilson Chowdhry.