PARACHINAR, 25 December: Like other parts of the country, Christian community also celebrated Christmas here in the headquarter of Kurram agency on Sunday.

The main ceremony was held at the Parachinar church where people of different age groups including male and female participated in the services.

A special event was also organized on the eve of Christmas in which officials of the political administration and tribal elders also participated.

Speaking on the occasion, elders of the Christian community Riaz Maseeh and Dildar Maseeh said they wanted to spread the divine message of peace and love. They added that members of the Christian community had been playing active role in the development of the country and they would continue to serve the nation with traditional zeal.

Assistant political agent Shahid Ali Khan distributed Christmas gifts and cash among children present on the occasion. He also announced the political administration with the approval of the Fata Secretariat authorities would soon start work on the establishment of a residential colony for the Christian community in Parachinar.