Leader of the House, Raja Zafarul Haq moved the motion in order to pay tribute to world’s ‘greatest’ boxer and prayed for the ease of his soul in the stages in hereafter. The motion was unanimously passed by the upper house.
The Senate paid glowing tributes to Ali and termed him an exemplary human being along with being eminent sportsman.
Muhammad Ali, considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight champions, embraced Islam in 1964 and changed his name terming his old alias Cassius Clay as his ‘slave name’.
He was suffering from Parkinson’s disease for more than 30 years and was admitted to hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. He passed away due to a respiratory illness on Friday.
The boxing legend will be laid to rest in his home town of Louisville, Kentucky.