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Edhi laid to rest among 19-gun salute

KARACHI: Renowned philanthropist and hero of humanity Abdul Sattar Edhi, who left this mortal word yesterday, was laid to rest amid guard of honour at Edhi Village in Karachi on Saturday afternoon.

Maulana Ahmed Khan Niazi led the funeral prayer of Edhi at National Stadium. A 19-gun salute was presented by Pak Army to the eminent social worker.

The funeral prayers, as it was announced by Faisal Edhi was to be performed at Memon Masjid, the venue was later changed with National Stadium Karachi, citing a large number of people to attend the funeral.

The coffin, wrapped in national flag, was escorted from Kharadar by a contingent of Pakistan Navy.

Elaborate arrangements were made for the funeral. Strict security measures were also taken for the very occasion.

President Mamnoon Hussain, Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani, Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Sindh Governor Ishratul Ebad, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member of the National Assembly Asad Umar and philanthropist Ramzan Chhipa also offered the funeral prayers.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Naval Chief Admiral Zakaullah, Corps Commander Karachi Lt-Gen Naveed Mukhtar and DG Rangers Maj-Gen Bilal Akbar also attended the funeral.