44 members of the Ismaili community are being laid to rest at the Sakhi Hassan graveyard, who fell victim to yesterday’s terrorist attack. Funeral prayers for the deceased were offered at Al-Azhar Garden, at 09:30am. For the funeral prayers, a large number of Ismaili community members had showed up at Al-Azhar Garden to offer their respects and pray for the departed.
Stringent security measures were undertaken to prevent any lapse of security or unfortunate event from happening. Apart from the Ismaili scouts present on the occasion, a heavy contingent of police as well as rangers personnel were deployed. Snipers were also deployed atop nearby huge buildings.
Key personalities from political parties also attended the funeral procession. Among those in attendance included MQM’s Farooq Sattar, PML-N’s Salim Zia and PTI’s Khurram Sher Zaman. Victims of the Safoora Chowrangi attack were laid to rest 16 kilometers away from Al-Azhar garden at Sakhi Hassan graveyard and Al-Anwar society. Strict security measures were also taken from the place of funeral prayers till the graveyard, for the safety of the participants.