Syed Areeb Ahmed, one of the nine Pakistanis who lost their lives during shooting at a mosque in Christchurch on March 15, was laid to rest at Sakhi Hasan graveyard here on Monday afternoon.
KARACHI: Syed Areeb Ahmed, one of the nine Pakistanis who lost their lives during shooting at a mosque in Christchurch on March 15, was laid to rest at Sakhi Hasan graveyard here on Monday afternoon.
Body of the 30-year-old Karachi-born chartered accountant, as per desire of his aged parents, was flown to his home city via EK-600 this morning.
The body was received at Karachi by his father Syed Ejaz Ahmed, along with bereaved family and Governor of Sindh Imran Ismail.
The body was then directly carried to the residence of the bereaved parents located in Federal B Area and was declared to be absolutely a private affair.
Activists, however, joined in large number the funeral prayers of Areeb offered under the guidance of Mufti Abdul Aziz at Sangam Ground, Dastagir off Federal B Area.
Representing the citizens of the province and the metropolis, the Sindh Minister for Local Government Saeed Ghani, Mayor of Karachi Syed Waseem Akhter as well as senior leaders of MQM, PTI and PPP also attended the funeral prayers.
His first funeral prayers were offered on March 21 in New Zealand while other eight Pakistanis were laid to rest in New Zealand on March 22.
Over 20 family members of the victims flew to New Zealand to attend the funerals, which were attended by over 5,000 people, according to the Foreign Office.
In all, 50 people, including nine Pakistanis, were killed on March 15 in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand after an Australian opened fire at two mosques. The shooting was the worst terrorist attack in New Zealand’s history and prompted a quick response from the government.