Funeral prayers of Karachi blast victims offered

KARACHI: The combined funeral prayers of 14 people martyred in yesterday’s twin planted bombs on Sharah-e-Faisal have been offered, Geo News reported Saturday.

Allama Kausar Abbas Naqvi led the funeral prayers.

People in large number gathered at Husaini Mission RCD Ground well ahead the funeral prayers were offered, as Karachi presented a deserted look.

Heavy contingents of police and Rangers kept sealed the areas around the funeral ground. The markets and commercial centers yesterday announced to remain closed.

The leaders of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) also were present on the occasion.

All the deceased would be laid to rest at Model Colony cemetery.

According to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) announcement, the funeral prayers of their workers martyred in bombing at Jinnah Hospital, would be offered after Zuhr prayers at Jinnah Ground.

The funeral services for the Christian people who were killed in bombing at Jinnah Hospital, would be observed at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral today and they would be laid to rest at the cemetery near FTC on Sharah-e-Faisal.

The deceased whose funeral prayers were offered included Anjum Hussain, Babar Ali, Zahid Ali, Asif Hussain, Kazim Hussain, Shehanshah Hussain, Salman Hussain, Shahid Ali s/o Rajab Ali, Toqeer Hussain s/o Zameer Hussain, Muhammed Ali s/o Muhammed Ashfaque, Ahmed s/o Muhammed Taqi, Zain s/o Sohrab Hyder, Anwar Abbas and Amir Hussain.

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