Junaid Jamshed mosque opens in Karachi
KARACHI: A mosque built in the memory of late religious scholar Junaid Jamshed has opened in Karachi’s Korangi area.
The pictures of the mosque named after the deceased singer-turned-evangelist were shared by actor Sanam Baloch on her Twitter account on May 22.
“The Junaid Jamshed Masjid’ has been inaugurated today at Singer Chowrangi, Korangi at J. Unit 2, Karachi. Such a beautiful mosque. It has been named in loving memory of our beloved and dearest JJ. Please do remember Junaid Bhai in your prayers,” Sanam Baloch said on Twitter.
Junaid Jamshed was on board an aircraft that crashed into a mountainside on December 7, 2016 in Islamabad.
Jamshed rocketed to fame in Pakistan in the 1980s and 1990s as the singer for the Vital Signs rock group, and later launched a solo career, with a string of chart-topping albums and hits. Melding new wave, rock and pop, Vital Signs blazed a trail for musicians in Pakistan as it emerged from 11 years under military ruler Zia-ul-Haq.
Jamshed retired from music in 2001 and announced that he was devoting his life to Islam, joining the Tableeghi Jamaat religious organisation.