Ambrose John & Family Celebrated Death anniversaries both with smiles and sorrows at Quetta. By Parvez Iqbal, PCP Correspondent.
22 Aug 2004
Member Provincial Assembly (Minorities) Ambrose John and family celebrated 4th Death Anniversary of their father John B. Francis and Second Death Anniversary of their mother Khurshid Akhtar. Rev. Fr. Inayat Gill from Holy Rosary Church, Pastor Abdul from Bait-al-Memorial Church and Pastor Fayyaz from St: Mary's Church Quetta jointly inaugurated the celebration with prayers. Rev: Fr: Inayat Gill briefed about the celebration of Death Anniversaries after his prayer and Pastor Abdul in his prayers asked special blessings for this family, participants and departed souls of their parents, while Pastor Fayyaz delivered heart touching message in the light of words of our Lord from the Holy Bible. Congregation praise their Lord with singing of Holy Songs.
After Prayers, Mr. Ambrose John, on behalf of his family highlighted the achievements of their parents in their lives in detail and showed his hopes that if they follow their footsteps; they will never have discouragement in their lives. He also thanked all relatives who came to share their grieves. During his message, he himself including all family members were carrying tears in their eyes showing their love and sympathy for their parents.
(Late) John B. Francis was a prominent Political and well-known personality of Quetta Balochistan who in his life greatly sacrifices for Christian community on many occasions, and lead Christians in fighting for their rights. He left many guidelines for coming generations. PCP Correspondent tried to have few more details on this aspect, but failed.
Khurshid Akhtar (Late) was a religious loving lady who was seen severally playing active role in religious activities. She was kind and sincere for her family. They left behind 5 sons and 5 daughters. All five sons were present on the occasion, but in daughters four were there and they all missed their second elder sister who did not joined them from Gujranwala.
In the end all participants were served with supper and during all the time every one seen discussing lives and achievements of the diseased. PCP Correspondent tried to record views of other family members, he was talking to eldest son to get more details, but on this occasion, Suleman the second youngest son came in the tent and announced that this celebration was fixed for two hours and time is up now and requested guests to please go now. After his announcement some relatives came annoyed and left back to their homes.
PCP Correspondent, shared their sorrows on behalf of all PCP team and thanked family members for all their cooperation with his prayers, May the departed souls of Respected John B. Francis and his wife Khurshid Akhtar be rest in peace always. (Ammine).