Sunday, June 14, 2009

Dr Naeemi Mourned in Lahore

LAHORE, June 13: Thousands of people attended the Namaz-i-Janaza of Allama Dr Sarfaraz Naeemi at Nasir Bagh here on Saturday.

He was later laid to rest in the compound of Jamia Naeemia, beside the grave of his father Maulana Muhammad Hussain Naeemi.

Dr Naeemi was killed in a suicide attack at Jamia Naeemia on Friday.

Major markets in Lahore and some other cities and towns of Punjab and other provinces remained closed in mourning for Dr Naeemi. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan chief Baitullah Mehsud was nominated in the First Information Report (FIR) lodged by Raghib Hussian Naeemi, son of late Dr Sarfaraz Naeemi, with Qilla Gujjar Singh police in Lahore.

A ‘day of mourning’ observed in Karachi virtually brought the city to a standstill, with most markets remained closed and transport off the road in many areas. Four vehicles were reportedly torched and a few incidents of firing were reported in which about half a dozen people were injured.

Other cities and towns of Sindh observed a complete strike. There was a curfew-like situation in Hyderabad, Larkana, Nawabshah, Sukkur, Shikarpur, Mirpurkhas, Khairpur, Umerkot, Dadu, Sanghar and Thatta. In Balochistan, Sunni Tahreek and Jamaat-i-Ahl-i-Sunnat held protest rallies in Quetta, Nasirabad, Sibi and some other towns.

APP adds: The Industrial Estate of Hattar in Abbottabad remained closed in protest against the killing of Dr Naeemi.

Source: Pakistan Dawn

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