Posted by: Titus Presler | September 25, 2013

Edwardes College mourns students and alumni killed or injured in All Saints’ bombing

From the Edwardes College website:

On the third day of mourning after the bomb attack at All Saints’ Church, Kohati Gate, Peshawar, on Sunday, 22 September 2013, the College announced the names of Edwardes students and alumni known to have been killed or injured.

Edwardes students killed were:

• Merab Naeem, BSc 4th Year, daughter of Naeem Nazir and Mona Naeem, both of whom were killed.

• Merab William, FSc Pre-Medical 2nd Year, daughter of William Ghulam, who was killed, and Fahmidah William.

• Shiza Riaz, BA 4th Year, daughter of Nasreen Riaz, who was killed, and Riaz Jan.

Edwardes alumni killed were:

• William Ghulam, BA (mid-1980s), Principal of Government High School No. 4, Peshawar.

• Noel William, FSc (2006 -2008), BSc Part 1 (2008-2009), son of William Ghulam, MBBS course at Khyber Medical University, Peshawar (2009-2013).

Edwardes alumni injured were:

• Asher Ashkar Gohar, FSc Pre-Engineering (2009- 2011).

• Sherjeel Waheed, FA Part 1 (2010-2011).

“We grieve deeply the loss of those members of our community who were killed,” said Principal Canon Dr Titus Presler. “We pray for them and for their mourning families. We pray that those who were injured will recover fully. In these difficult days in Peshawar, we pray that the healing power of God will be experienced in our College, our city and our region.”



  1. Titus,

    I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for your entire college community and their families. I am also praying for you. I know at times like these many people question God and ask “why.” While we may not have the exact answer to that question it is comforting to know that you will be there to guide everyone through the healing process.

    May God bless you and continue to use you to spread the Gospel across the world.


  2. You and your community have been constantly in our prayers these past few days and will continue to be. May you be comforted and strengthened by God’s presence and filled with divine peace even in the midst of this terrible sorrow.

    • Thanks so much, Jill. Such mutual prayer is the communion of the saints. Blessings, Titus

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