PESHAWAR: The funeral prayers of former Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed were held near motorway Ring Road in Peshawar on Sunday, reported Express News.
The funeral prayers were led by JI Chief Syed Munawar Hassan and were attended by several political leaders including Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Chief Fazlur Rehman, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Central President Javed Hashmi and Maulana Samiul Haq.
Ahmed’s body was then shifted to Nowshera where he was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard.
The funeral was attended by a large number of JI workers, supporters and sympathisers.
Ahmed, 74, passed away in Islamabad early on Sunday morning after experiencing a heart attack. He was the head of the JI for almost 22 years, had decided to step down from his post in 2009.