British Pakistani Christian Heroes honored during UK Parliament event
London: December 22, 2017. (PCP) Chowdhry, Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association was one of 16 Pakistani Christians honoured for their commitment to uplifting beleaguered Pakistani Christians, at a UK Parliament event last night. Below is a press release from the APPG for Pakistani Minorities:
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Pakistani Minorities, held a special Christmas celebration in UK Parliament on 19 December 2017. The UK's Pakistani Christian community was well represented with over 60 members of the diaspora attending.
The event was presided over by the AAPG Chair MP Jim Shannon and facilitated by the APPG Gen. Secretary Cllr. Morris Johns. The Rt. Rev Michael Nazir Ali, Lord Alton, The Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Lord Ahmed (The Chief Guest) and many other dignitaries graced the event with their presence.
The meeting opened with a minute’s silent prayer for the martyrs of Quetta and concluded with a suggestion by Mr Morris John to post a Christmas Card to Asia Bibi to render a message of solidarity, encouragement and Christian love.
At the end of the meeting a Christmas Cake was cut and the Christmas carols sung in English and Urdu.