Kind-hearted people have pledged to support a grief-striken minister’s appeal to help his badly injured relative.
Farah Javed was left paralysed from the waist down after a suicide bombing in Pakistan last month.
The niece of the Reverend Aftab Gohar, minister at Grangemouth’s Abbots-grange Church, is lying in a hospital bed with no hope of treatment to help her walk again.
Mr Gohar lost his 79-year-old mother, niece, nephew, two uncles and countless other friends and relatives in the attack on All Saints’ Church in Peshawar on September 22.
A total of 122 died and around 170 injured by the bomb at the Christian church.
Yesterday (Wednesday), the minister said: “My brother is having an operation on his knee this Saturday and my nephew has already had four operations on his arm. Eventually they and other relatives will recover, but I am so worried for Farah.
“She is a young woman and I can’t leave her like this without treatment. I have to do what I can for her.”
The Falkirk Herald has launched a campaign to help Mr Gohar bring his niece and her mother to Scotland where he hopes she will get the help needed to walk again.
He added: “It isn’t the cost so much of flying my sister and my niece here, but the cost of treatment will be very expensive. But I hope and pray we can do this.
“I have had many messages and pledges of support for which I am very grateful.”
Mr Gohar has also revealed that he has forgiven his mother’s killers.