KARACHI: The funeral prayer of principal of Liaquat Degree College Sibt-e-Jafar Zaidi, who was gunned down by some unknown persons Monday, will be offered today (Tuesday) here, Geo News reported.
Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) are boycotting all academic activities today to protest the killing of Professor Sibt-e-Jafar Zaidi.
On the other hand, Shia Ulema Council has announced three-day countrywide mourning.
Professor Sibt-e-Jafar Zaidi funeral will be held after Zuhr today at the Amroha ground in Karachi’s Ancholi neighbourhood.
With a nearly three-decade-long association with education, Prof Zaidi was also one of the country’s renowned soz and marsiah khwan. He was known for introducing a new style of soz and marsiah khwani. He formally trained youngsters for soz and marsiah khwani and used to organise regular training sessions in Rizvia Society and Soldier Bazaar.
Besides, he was author of several books and highly respected in literary circles.