Karachi: Shia leader’s funeral prayers offered

KARACHI: Funeral prayers of slain Wahdatul Muslimeen leader Allama Deedar Hussain Jalbani, was offered at Numaish Roundabout.

Allama Deedar Hussain Jalbani, who was deputy secretary of Majlis e Wahdatul Muslimeen, and his guard were killed in firing by unknown gunmen at University Road of Karachi yesterday.  The FIR of the murder incident yet to be registered.

A spokesman for the MWM had earlier announced that the funeral will be held in front of the Sindh CM’s House today but due to blockade, the funeral took place at Numaish Chowrangi at 10 am.

Sources told that Allam Deedar Jalbani’s burial will take place in Jalbani village in Khairpur.

Following the funeral prayers, the supporters protested at Numaish Chowrangi and demanded the government to arrest the culprits in 24 hours.

Following the incident on Tuesday, MA Jinnah Road was blocked and protesters pelted passing vehicles with stones, which resulted in traffic jams in many parts of the city. Petrol and CNG filling stations were also closed.

Road leading from MA Jinnah Road to Empress Market was also closed.

At least 16 persons have been killed in reemergence of targeted killings after brief lull in Pakistan’s largest city.

Shia groups have announced three days’ mourning after killing of Allama Deedar Jalbani.

The mourners held protest sit-in at Numaish Chowrangi after offering funeral prayers of the slain Shia leader.

The remains of Allama Jalbani will be taken to his native Khairpur for burial.

According to investigators, the killing of Allama Deedar Jalbani was a planned murder.

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