KARACHI: The funeral prayers for Mehdi Hassan will be offered at Shahrae-e-Pakistan after Friday prayers, according to his son, Arif Mehdi. He will be laid to rest at Muhammad Shah graveyard in North Karachi. Meanwhile, Sindh IT minister Raza Haroon said that he had requested the Sindh governor to announce a holiday on Friday so that more people could attend the funeral of the legendary singer. He said that a mausoleum of Mehdi Hassan should be constructed in Karachi. He added that he had spoken to the Sindh governor and he had been assured that the Sindh government would help bear expenses for the construction of the mausoleum.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 15th, 2012.