Junaid Jamshed laid to rest amid tears and sobs

KARACHI: Thousands attended funeral prayers for singer-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed, who was killed in the PK-661 air crash last week, after which he was laid to rest at Darul Uloom Korangi in Karachi amid tears and sobs.

Junaid Jamshed laid to rest amid tears and sobs

Junaid Jamshed laid to rest amid tears and sobs

The prayers led by religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel were held at AKD Ground, DHA Phase 8, after Zuhr on Thursday (today) amid strict security.

Before prayers, Maulana Tariq Jameel addressed the crowd, and spoke at length about how unexpected life is.

People from all walks of life attended the funeral, including politicians Dr Farooq Sattar and Najmi Alam, showbiz personalities Saud, Faakhir and Aijaz Aslam and cricketers Muhammad Hafeez and Muhammad Yousuf.

The singer-turned-preacher was laid to rest at Darul-Uloom, Korangi area. His body was wrapped in the national flag.

Jamshed’s body was identified through facial X-ray and dental history on December 12, 2016, six days after the fateful plane crash.

Body of Nahya Jamshed, his wife, were offered in a mosque near her residence in Askari 10 in Lahore.

She was be buried in Cavalry Ground graveyard, while a Rasm-e-Qul will be held in Islamabad.

Nahya’s remains were handed over to her mother on December 12. Remains of Junaid Jamshed were delivered to his brother Humayun Jamshed yesterday.

Junaid Jamshed and his wife were among the 47 killed in the unfortunate PIA PK-661 crash near Havelian on Wednesday, Dec 7. Authorities have begun an investigation, which will be done in collaboration with experts from French-Italian aircraft company ATR.

Junaid Jamshed—a name that many from the 90s remember with fondness for heartwarming songs such as ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’, ‘Tum Mil Gaye’, ‘Sanwali Saloni’, and ‘Woh Kaun Thee’—rose to fame two decades ago when he joined Vital Signs, a then-underground band that was awarded a record deal when it was noticed during a live concert.

He later turned to religion and shunned music and singing, but his numerous Naat and Hamd were appreciated by his fans worldwide.

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