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Funeral prayers for Sabika to be held in US today

HOUSTAN: The funeral prayers of Pakistani exchange student, Sabika Sheikh who was shot dead in Santa Fe School massacre, will be held Sunday afternoon in the US city of Houstan.

The mortal remains of 17-year-old were received by Pakistani Consulate in Houstan today, Aisha Farooqui, the consul-general in Houston, said.

The funeral prayers of the deceased will be attended by officials of Pakistani Consulate in Houstan and local members of the United States Congress as well as other US officials.

The body of the teen has been moved to a cold storage and after some legal procedures, it will be sent back to the deceased’s hometown in Pakistan by Monday, Farooqui said.

Texas School Shooting:

The recent shooting incident that took place at a Texas high school killed at least 10 people while other 10 are battling for their lives when a 17-year-old opened fire at students inside a school.

One of the students who became a target of ‘America’s gun culture’ and lost her life in this tragedy was Sabika Sheikh.

Sabika Sheikh:

Sabika Sheikh, a resident of Karachi, was part of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programme. She was among 75 Pakistani students who were selected to study abroad under the scholarship programme.

Sheikh was an A-levels student and was expected to return to home on the 9th of June.

The deceased’s father, saying that he still cannot believe that his daughter is no more, shared that Sabika was a genius girl who used to achieve excellent grades always. She was both a bright student and a caring daughter.

Sabika was the eldest child of her parents, she has two younger sisters.

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